7 episodes

A podcast for people who’ve dedicated their careers to helping others – but eventually realise they need help, too. Conversations about promoting care and compassion in humanitarian and development settings and sharing what we are learning about promoting and supporting aid worker well-being.

Embodying Change: Cultivating Caring and Compassionate Organisations Cultivating Caring and Compassionate Aid Organisations Initiative

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A podcast for people who’ve dedicated their careers to helping others – but eventually realise they need help, too. Conversations about promoting care and compassion in humanitarian and development settings and sharing what we are learning about promoting and supporting aid worker well-being.

    Episode 7: Duty of Care at IRC with Lana Baqaeen

    Episode 7: Duty of Care at IRC with Lana Baqaeen

    In the second episode of our podcast this month Lana Baqaeen a Regional Staff Care Specialist for MENA Region with International Rescue Committee talks with Mary Ann about the work they are doing on their Duty of Care programme.

    • 42 min
    Episode 6: Mental Health in Aid with Imogen Wall

    Episode 6: Mental Health in Aid with Imogen Wall

    In this show, you'll hear Mary Ann interview Imogen Wall, an independent consultant working in the humanitarian aid sector, mental health advocate and a specialist around well being in the sector. And also Founder of the 50 shades of aid Facebook group that. They talk about the lack of attention to Mental Health in Humanitarian Settings and the huge amount we can learn from other sectors about the impacts of dealing with crises on our mental health.

    • 28 min
    Episode 5: COVID, Organisations & Mental Health with Dr Peter Mills, Cigna

    Episode 5: COVID, Organisations & Mental Health with Dr Peter Mills, Cigna

    In this show, you'll hear Mary Ann interview Dr. Peter Mills, Medical Director of Cigna. They talk about the mental health impacts of Covid-19 and the need for organisations to be prepared to help meet them and support their staff and about the responsibility of boards and leadership to take seriously the wellbeing of staff.

    • 21 min
    Episode 4: Coping with Covid Mindfully with Hitendra Solanki

    Episode 4: Coping with Covid Mindfully with Hitendra Solanki

    In this show, you'll hear Melissa interview Hitendra Solanki, senior lecturer in development studies at London South Bank University and Wellbeing and Mindfulness Practitioner and Advisor. They talk about using mindfulness as a strategy to support us during COVID-19. At the end of their conversation, he also shares a mindfulness practice that you can experience for yourself.

    • 59 min
    Episode 3: Coping with COVID & its impact on our lives Part Two with Don Bosch

    Episode 3: Coping with COVID & its impact on our lives Part Two with Don Bosch

    In this show, you'll hear Melissa interview Don Bosch, Director of Risk Psychology and HEAT Training at the Headington Institute. They talk about how our brains may be responding to the pandemic and discuss strategies to support ourselves and cope with our own responses to uncertainty. The show is accompanied by Don’s recent paper, “Managing Emotions During a Pandemic: Understanding the Effect of Uncertainty” which you can find a link to in our show notes below.

    Please note Melissa's sound has some technical issues in the early part of this episode. We apologise for those and hope that you will enjoy the show nevertheless.

    • 46 min
    Episode 2: Coping with COVID & its impact on our lives Part One with Kristin Duncombe

    Episode 2: Coping with COVID & its impact on our lives Part One with Kristin Duncombe

    In this show, you'll hear Melissa interview Kristin Duncombe a therapist and couples counsellor, life coach, and author. She’s based her career on working with international and expatriate individuals and families following her own experience of growing up across Africa and Asia as the child of a diplomat and having lived internationally most of her adult life. You can check out her work at her website here: https://www.kristinduncombe.com/

    • 45 min

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