Understanding Trauma and Self-care

Understanding Trauma and Self-Care

In the OHCHR 'Manual on Human Rights Monitoring' there is a specific chapter dedicated to understanding trauma and self-care for human rights monitors.

The chapter explores trauma, and how this can impact those who have had their human rights violated. It also explores how human rights monitoris can have a trauma-sensitive approach to human rights monitoring.

Working with traumatised people can also have a severe impact on your own mental-health.

The chapter also speaks to recognising stresses within yourself and offers strategies to practice self-care whilst undertaking your work.

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Mental health for human rights actors - Webinar series