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Our wellbeing and resilience programme focusses on creating resilient individuals and teams.

PTSD, trauma and chronic stress are very real risks for those working in violent, repressive or high-stress environments, and can have serious physical and mental health repercussions.

However, all too often, discussions on stress, wellbeing and mental health are taboo, and staff worry that their career will be impacted if they reveal how they are truly feeling. Open Briefing is committed to working with organisations to change this narrative and improve wellbeing and resilience across organisations and local partners. Through audits, training and counselling provision, we can begin to change the script, helping both staff and organisations to increase their resilience.

Open Briefing is a member of the Mental Health Innovation Network and a signatory of the Charter For Employers Who Are Positive About Mental Health and the ‘Where’s Your Head At?’ Workplace Manifesto. All our counsellors are accredited by the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and other relevant governing bodies.

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We can also support you with safeguarding, which is another related – and often overlooked – element of duty of care. Safeguarding has traditionally focussed on the responsibility that organisations have to ensure that their staff and programmes do not harm children (including preventing sexual exploitation and abuse); however, we take a wider view that includes vulnerable adults and protecting staff from inappropriate behaviour, such as bullying and harassment.


Open Briefing is a certified social enterprise and a member of
the International NGO Safety and Security Association and CIVICUS