HNPW & GISF | Physical and Mental Wellbeing: Why an integrated approach to security risk management is important
|Date||3 May 2022|
|Time||3:00 pm — 4:30 pm CEST |9:00 am—10:30 am EDT|
Why do so many aid organisations, despite their best intentions, still get it wrong when they strive to ensure physical and mental wellbeing of their staff? In what ways is good security risk management important to the physical and mental wellbeing of staff?
This session delves into the details which can lead to the drastic difference between worst case and best-case outcomes of security risk management. The impacts on staff health, wellbeing and retention, trust relationships between employee and employer, as well as reputational considerations are too important to neglect.
Participants will have the opportunity to join the panel discussion that facilitates a discussing on what elements of physical and mental support we offer our staff during and following an incident or crisis situation. What role do individual and organisational resilience play? And why are we only safe if we are all safe?
The objective of this session is to raise awareness of the direct importance of Security Risk Management for ensuring mental as well as physical well-being across the humanitarian sector. It addresses and identifies cross-cutting issues such as the importance of a person-centred approach for equity and inclusivity in SRM, why it is vital to consider the well-being of local partners, and the impact of our digital world on security risk management and well-being.
External experts will share their knowledge and best practices on what individuals and organisations can do to make a difference.
The session is targeted at individuals who support, are connected to or have been involved in security and health related incidents in aid organisations. You could be from support functions, such as Health, Safety, Security, HR, staff care as well as supervisors, managers, and others.
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