Resources for Self-Care & Peer Support, Outside Resources
In this piece for the Sydney Morning Herald, journalist Ginger Gorman confronts internet trolls and shines a light on cyberbullying practices.
From the Troll Busters website:
"TrollBusters provides just-in-time rescue services to support women journalists, bloggers and publishers who are targets of cyberharassment. We use our virtual S.O.S. team to send positive memes, endorsements and testimonials into online feeds at the point of attack. We dilute the stings of cyberbullies, trolls and other online pests to support you, your voice, your website, your business and your reputation."
A section from the CPJ Journalist Security Guide focused on managing stress reactions for journalists
Storyhunter spoke with Bruce Shapiro, the Dart Center's Executive Director, and Chrissy Heckert, the Deputy Director at RISC, to learn how journalists can take care of themselves before and after being exposed to trauma from reporting.
From Safe Work Australia, this fact sheet provides information to persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) and workers on how to address psychological health risks under the Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all persons at work.
From Safe Work Australia, this sample Code of Practice has been developed to provide practical guidance for persons who have duties to manage risks to health and safety under the Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act and Regulations applying in a jurisdiction.
Journalists at Storyful witness some of the most graphic and disturbing content emerging from social media on a minute-by-minute basis. Though these journalists are not directly involved in the events they report, the repeated exposure to distressing images, and the need to analyze them closely for verification purposes, can have an emotional effect. This can manifest itself in a form of vicarious trauma. In this video and blog post, Storyful shares the important steps taken by the company to ensure the well-being of its newsroom and offers advice on what to do if you feel you’ve been adversely affected by graphic content.