We are your partner to design and implement the well-being strategy that fits the reality of your team or company, addressing both prevention and rehabilitation.
Our offering includes a wide range of services to adapt to your current needs: from short-term actions to igniting conversations, to multiple-month consulting and tailored training programs.
We have a holistic approach and support multiple levels in an organization: directors, managers / editors and staff.
Our services for media companies include:
Hybrid, online and in-person trainings for executives, mid-level managers or entire teams. Our programs are always participative and solutions-oriented.
One-on-one coaching for directors or staff with certified professionals with experience in the media industry.
Facilitation of ‘circles of care’ to enable safe spaces for meaningful conversations about difficult topics.
Consultancy to review or create policies and protocols that support employee well-being and create psychological safety.
Awareness-raising talks and activities to reduce stigma and create a shared understanding about the importance of mental health in the workplace.
Our team did a 6-week course in which we reflected, discussed, and considered how we communicate to one another, how we can help one another and spot periods of stress or anxiety, and encourage colleagues to take breaks. It’s been incredibly valuable.
Paul Lewis, Head of investigations, The Guardian (UK)
Hosting a dynamic training program for 50 editors from around the world to help AFP identify and implement leadership best practices and recommendations to create a healthier and more aware organization.
individuals & freelancers
We want to ensure that everyone working in the media industry has access to resources to support their well-being. That’s why we develop cost-effective online courses and offer coaching services to freelancers and individual journalists, including those in leadership positions.
The Self-Investigation Academy: a self-paced online learning experience that includes free and paid video-based courses, in English and Spanish. Explore all the existing courses.
Specialized coaching: individualized support with certified professionals who know and understand the reality of the media industry. Coaching will help you deal with specific challenges and gain perspective. Ask us about this service.
Online live sessions with trainers and experts, serving as a safe space for the community to share, learn and feel supported. See our past sessions.
We organize and guide “20-day well-being challenges”, a dynamic and engaging format to follow our flagship Academy course “How to be a healthy journalist in an always-on culture” with start and end dates, and as part of a cohort.
In September 2023, we launched the Spanish-speaking program Wellbeing Agents Community, for journalists who want to create change and be part of the mental health revolution in our industry.
I never took such a course before and I'm grateful I did. I feel like I’m finding myself again. I know what are the causes that make me feel emotionally and sometimes physically uncomfortable. Now I understand what to do to become a better and happier 'me'.
Eni Mulia, Executive Director at Indonesia Network for Investigative Journalism (Indonesia)
Are you a foundation or organization and would like to sponsor a group of journalists to join our online Academy?
By partnering with us, you contribute to support journalist’s mental health and strengthen their essential role in society.
Free access for 1.000 Spanish-speaking journalists to our flagship self-paced course
Thanks to Google News Initiative’s support, we mobilized 1.000 journalists from Spain and Latin America to join our Spanish Academy in 2022 and create a community of professionals eager to change how journalism operates.
50 sponsored African and South-East Asian journalists from the WAN-IFRA community
Regional and global journalism associations, support organizations and unions play a key role in giving access to resources and training to their members, many of them being freelance journalists. If you’re a representative from any of these institutions, reach out to learn more about how we can provide high quality awareness activities, training, and accompaniment to your members.
These are some actions we could do together:
Organize topical inspirational sessions and trainings that speak to the reality of your community.
Coordinating awareness-raising activities, in-person or online.
Translationof our existing learning resources and videos to your main language.
Grantingaccess to our Academy for your members and organizing closed “20-day well-being challenges” for them.
The course helped me to better manage my emotions and limits in my daily work as a journalist who works with environmental issues, it nurtured me with incredible tools.
A mental health program for Arabic-speaking journalists in collaboration with ICFJ
We partneredwith ICFJ to provide their first-ever mental health course to journalists in the Middle East. More than 1.000 participants signed up and the training was highly appreciated. We translated a selection of our video materials into Arabic and advised on the curriculum.
Topical workshops and awareness raising activities
We co-create and lead different types of mental health awareness sessions adapted to the specific needs of various communities. These range from one-off webinars (on topics such as burnout or ecoanxiety) to short courses, such as the one we produced for environmental journalists and communicators.
Mental health and well-being should be core values in journalism education. That’s why we collaborate with academic and training institutions to incorporate key topics like stress management and coaching leadership style in their curricula.
We work with students in undergraduate and graduate programs, and most importantly, we focus on continuing or executive education opportunities, used by media workers and leaders to update their knowledge.
Our work with academic and training institutions includes:
Facilitation of practical workshops and delivery of plenary sessions in existing programs at graduate and undergraduate level.
Design and creation of audiovisual and written learning materials.
Well-being & mental health module in the leadership courses of Oxford University Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism
Since 2021, we are the main provider of mental health and well-being content in the Reuters Institute’s leadership courses for media managers. We regularly run practical sessions where participants learn about how to support their mental health and how to take care of their teams.
Massive Open Online Courses in English, Spanish and Portuguese with the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas
In collaboration with the Knight Center we designed and delivered their first ever self-paced courses on mental health and journalism. We produced three courses, in English, Spanish and Portuguese, and brought in a dozen guest experts to produce a rich and diverse curriculum. The courses reached 2.500+ journalists from all around the world.