Untold: Humanitarian workers and mental health (book talk)
Dr Gemma Houldey will discuss her new book - 'The Vulnerable Humanitarian: Ending burnout culture in the aid sector' - followed by Q&A.
Dr Houldey's new book challenges the prevalence of stress and burnout culture within the aid sector, laying bare the issues of power, agency, security and wellbeing that continue to trouble organisations and staff.
Proposing new ways of addressing wellbeing that are sensitive to the multi-faceted personalities and lived experiences of people working on aid and development programmes, The Vulnerable Humanitarian is essential reading both for current aid sector employees and for prospective employees and students.
More info on the book here: https://gemmahouldey.com/book/
REGISTER for the event at: https://vulnerable-humanitarian.eventbrite.co.uk/
This event is in-person only.
Open to all, including HCRI students, NGO partners and the public.
The structure is a talk, followed by Q&A / discussion.
This event is organised by the Humanitarian & Conflict Response Institute. For info on our events, research and degree programmes, visit: https://www.hcri.manchester.ac.uk/
Dr Gemma Houldey has over 15 years of experience with human rights and humanitarian programmes, particularly in the Middle East and East Africa, and by over 6 years of research and learning focused on staff care in the aid sector. Check out her profile at: https://gemmahouldey.com/about/
Dr Gemma Houldey
Role: Author & humanitarian practitioner
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