Mental Health and Wellness Resources

How to banish burnout at NPOs

| Feryal Domingo | Inyathelo, The South African Institute for Advancement | Mental Health and Wellness
It is essential that South African non-profit (NPO) and civil society employees take steps to avoid burnout if they are to continue their vital work. The sector increasingly has to deal with extreme workplace stress due to, amongst other factors, growing socio-economic challenges and uncertainty about funding. This is according to Inyathelo, the South African Institute for Advancement, which has been providing support to local NPO organisations and the Higher Education sector for 16 years. A...

[Pre-recorded webinar] Vicarious & Secondary Trauma

| NPOwer | Mental Health and Wellness
Watch this recording of an NPOwersa webinar where Clinical Psychologist, Penny Mathumba, and Laura Bergh from The Greenlight Movement discuss Vicarious & Secondary Trauma. They provide practical tips and tools on how to manage staff and volunteers that are dealing with this trauma.  

Understanding the mental health of NPOs during the Covid-19 pandemic

| NPOwer | Mental Health and Wellness
Survey finds alarming rates of psychological distress and risk for mental illness within nonprofit organisations Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in March 2020, South African society has been put under severe strain. The exacerbation of already difficult psychological and socioeconomic conditions for many communities has seen non-profit organisations (NPOs) quickly mobilise to provide immediate support, essential emergency relief and life-saving resources for thousands of families across the c...

Recognising compassion fatigue in the NPO workplace

| James Sleight | Mental Health and Wellness
Does this sound familiar? In between writing funding proposals and trying to keep the lights on at your NPO, you are working endless hours helping vulnerable communities. The struggle against the impact of generational trauma, poverty, and despair feels helpless, but if you don't try to help, who will? You wonder if you are really making an impact. The strain of moving from crisis to crisis is wearing on you, and you feel like giving up. You dream about working in a fancy corporate office – a...

Other Resources

Taking a fresh look at NPO finance

Soraya Joonas | Inyathelo: The South African Institute for Advancement
30 August 2021

Understanding Storytelling

Ruen Govinder | Hashtag Nonprofit
23 September 2021

Quick tips on writing for the web

Ruen Govinder | Hashtag Nonprofit
20 August 2021

Developing a basic comms plan

Ruen Govinder | Hashtag Nonprofit
19 July 2021

Getting started with storytelling

Ruen Govinder | Hashtag Nonprofit
16 September 2021

Storytelling for non-profits

Ruen Govinder | Hashtag Nonprofit
23 September 2021


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