Written: 2022 | Published: November 01, 2023 | Sophie Zermatten

Caring for carers (documentary)

“Caring for Carers” is a documentary about the mental health of humanitarian workers. It delves into the emotional impact of humanitarian work and the urgent need for improved support systems. The speaker shares personal experiences from volunteering in Palestine and the subsequent mental health challenges. Interviews with fellow humanitarian workers, like Haley and Aisa, reveal the traumatic experiences they’ve faced in various conflict zones. The video emphasizes the responsibility of organizations to address these mental health issues and advocates for better care. It also outlines preventative measures, the importance of a supportive work environment, and the need for resources during crises. The video concludes on a hopeful note, highlighting ongoing efforts to foster open discussions about mental health and improve support for humanitarian workers.



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