The final lesson we’d like to share is on the importance of thinking ahead. Instead of looking at problems as they arise, you can prevent them from even occurring if you put help in place ahead of time.
1stcontact is a self-help resource we put together pro-bono. It came about after we received contact from a leading expert in trauma therapy working on the frontline. Shiraz Farrand quickly noticed that frontline workers were showing signs of trauma as a response to what they were seeing and dealing with in hospitals and homes. She wanted to do something about it and coordinated the creation of self-help exercises and tools from renowned trauma specialists around the world.
We made these available digitally, bringing them together on a simple and informative site that has a directory of videos and downloadable resources that can be self-performed by frontline workers to help reduce the onset of trauma.
The exercises are described as being like “washing your hands for the mind”. It’s about encouraging frontline workers to get into the habit of looking after themselves so they can hopefully minimise their personal experience of trauma.
While the last few months have been tough, we’re so proud to be working alongside remarkable people like Jason Mawer and Shiraz Farrand. They are stepping up to improve the lives of others in the midst of the crisis. Working with folks like these has challenged us to be better, working harder to find ways to get vital resources online quickly on little or no budget. They’ve re-inspired us to embrace creative and imperfect solutions and to think about how tech for good can provide prevention as well as a cure.
To them and everyone else driving positive change during the pandemic, we thank you.
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