Supporting the Supporters in the Health Sector in Times of Mass Disruption

07oct6:00 am7:00 amSupporting the Supporters in the Health Sector in Times of Mass Disruption

Event Details

Supporting the Supporters in the Health Sector in Times of Mass Disruption

Event Description:

Burnout is one of the greatest risks facing health care workers in these times of heightened and prolonged need. Join Jolie Wills from Hummingly who has led large teams and programs in post-disaster environments and studied both the risks to workers who are under prolonged stress and designed resources and methods to better support the supporters. In this session, you’ll:

  1. hear the learnings from Jolie’s experiences supporting teams after the Christchurch earthquakes and from 100+ disaster leaders around the world (thanks to a Winston Churchill Fellowship)
  2. leave with some guidance and links to resources to support resilience of those working in the health sector in times when the pressure is relentless.

Outcomes for Participants:

At the end of the session the participants will be able to:

  1. leave with awareness of the importance of self-care for sustained practice and performance in these times of mass disruption. 
  2. leave with access to practical tools and resources to support themselves and others, designed for mass disruption environments.

We recommend you to read the following articles prior to the event:

McNaughton, E., Wills, J., Lallemant, D. for New Zealand Red Cross, Leading in Disaster Recovery: A Companion Through the Chaos: HERE


 Pandemic Pack by Hummingly: HERE

Bio of Presenter:

Jolie Wills, Co-Founder and Director, Hummingly, New Zealand (B. Sc., M.Sc. Cognitive Psychology)

Jolie is a leading psychosocial expert in disaster and disruption and co-founder of Hummingly.  As a cognitive scientist, Jolie has studied how the mind works under prolonged pressure, how we make decisions and how our reactions and behaviors are impacted by stress. Jolie completed a Winston Churchill Fellowship to research the impacts of prolonged stress in disaster recovery workers and strategies for supporting their wellbeing, resilience and performance. Hummingly card decks are packed with this knowledge and disaster experience to deal those impacted by disaster and crisis a better hand. 

Jolie is a survivor of the Christchurch earthquake and has lived disaster recovery with her family first-hand. She previously led the psychosocial disaster recovery programs for New Zealand Red Cross after the earthquakes and has developed services and training to support disaster-affected people in New Zealand and around the world. Jolie is also a Leadership New Zealand scholarship winner, an Edmund Hillary Fellow and the co-author of Leading in Disaster Recovery: A Companion through the Chaos, primary author of the New Zealand Psychological First Aid guide. Jolie is Co-Chair of the New Zealand chapter of Australasian Women in Emergencies Network and a humanitarian assistance advisor to the global Counter Terrorism Preparedness Network.




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