Argument 2: It’s a risky business (risk and scarcity lingo)

Viewed from the lens of risk management, there is a great deal to lose if we fail to provide support to those with a role in recovery. Support initiatives are akin to insurance—insuring against damage to the people we are supporting, to our workforce, resources, assets, brand reputation…

If disaster response organisations don’t support their people by providing good mental health resiliency training and access to evidence-informed mental health support during and after a disaster, there is a risk to the mission. Clients are not getting served because our workers are experiencing the negative impact of high stress that is not being appropriately addressed. Sandra Shields - Disaster Mental Health Co-Lead, California, American Red Cross

The risk is that if it is true that the bar for staff care is starting to rise, then you’re behind the curve. You lose the best people and you can’t recruit the best people. If you have a choice lead the pack, be known for it, be attractive to the best people. You don’t want to be behind.  Dr James Guy – Headington Institute

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