Wellbeing in charity communications

Seminar
3 December 2019
14.00 - 17.15
CharityComms members/corporate partners: free
Non-members: £70+vat

This venue is wheelchair accessible.

Live broadcast: CharityComms members can join us virtually for free. More information coming in October 2019.

Human Rights Action Centre - Amnesty International UK
17-25 New Inn Yard
London
EC2A 3EA

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When we think about wellbeing in comms, we tend to think about it in the context of crisis situations. And while there’s recently been a noticeable increase in the number and intensity of crises, there are also a vast array of other challenging situations comms professionals deal with every day.

With the growth of social media, we’re closer to our audiences than ever before. But with this growth also comes the pressure of being ‘always on’, the expectation of needing to respond instantly and the increasing inability to switch off.

Comms professionals are also increasingly finding themselves on the frontline, whether people are asking their charity for help or trolling them. On top of all of this, comms professionals can be exposed daily to the challenging stories of the people they seek to help.

To coincide with the recent launch of our wellbeing in comms best practice guide, we’ve developed this special seminar to share tips and advice around how we can best support ourselves and each other to improve mental health and resilience at work. In this seminar, we’ll be exploring:

  • The scale of the problem – what does social media and modern work do to our brains and why are charity communications professionals vulnerable?
  • Tips to improve mental health – warning signs and advice
  • Looking after each other – benefits of team support and checking in with colleagues
  • Frameworks to protect wellbeing – putting a plan in place
  • Investing in staff wellbeing – leadership from the top

 


Live broadcast – book your place

If you’re a CharityComms member you can join this seminar virtually via our private Periscope broadcast. Perfect for members based outside of London or for those who can’t get away from the office. To watch the live broadcast, please book your place. Once you’ve booked your place you’ll receive a booking confirmation email with further information about the live broadcast and what you need to do. 

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