Welcome to the Staff and Partner Wellbeing in the Workplace course.
Whether you are involved in the immediate emergency work, the longer-term relief work or in some other crisis event that affects the children and families, and regardless if you work in the field directly with affected communities or in the offices supporting, you work under difficult and sometimes stressful conditions. You may yourself be affected directly by a disaster or incident.
It is common for people working with crisis-affected children or caregivers to experience powerful emotions and reactions, or even hearing the communities’ stories through our colleagues can affect us. You may be overwhelmed with feelings of despair, anger, rage or guilt or a sense of lost control or loss of temper. You may blame yourself for not being able to meet children’s and other people’s needs and expectations. Under these conditions your stress level will rise and you may be at risk of increasing stress.
This course provides an interactive module that is designed to help support you to stay well and healthy at work, and in your wider life. It must be remembered that work forms part of a person's life. We spend considerable amounts of time at work during our lives. But it is important to have a balanced life. A balanced life is needed for a healthy and thriving mind, which in turn means you can be the best person you possibly can be – with your loved ones, with your work colleagues and in your communities.
The course is available in English and Arabic, and can be run on mobile phones, tablets and computers, both online and offline.

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Is this course for me?
This course is useful for all of us to look after our wellbeing, regardless of your job, stress level, or country where you are working. Initially developed for the Middle East and Eastern Europe context, the course has global application.

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How will I benefit from this course?
On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Define stress, including its positive and negative aspects.
  • Identify different sources of stress in our lives.
  • Identify personal coping strategies to reduce work related stress.
  • Identify techniques to improve stress management and self-care.
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How long will it take?
 This course should take you around 1.5 hours to complete.

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How much does it cost?
 This course is free!

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Will I get a certificate at the end?
 Yes - you will be able to download a certificate once you have have completed the module within the course.

The word START and a question mark in a circleHow do I start?
 Scroll to the top of the page and click on the       Join        button. This will take you through to the course page itself. You don't need to complete the course in one go - you can always continue later from where you left off.