Rory Peck Trust launches free trauma and resilience workshops for freelance journalists

The Rory Peck Trust, a U.K.-based organization that provides support to freelance journalists, has launched a new program that offers free workshops on dealing with trauma and building resilience.

The workshops are aimed at freelancers who work in hostile environments or regularly cover difficult and potentially traumatic events. The organization is offering the workshops in a variety of languages over the next year. Registration is now open for workshops on January 11th and 13th, 2022 that will be held in English. They will be two hours long, and will be led by specialized journalist trainers.

Freelance journalists from all over the world whose sole source of income is in media, and who have been working as freelancers for at least the last 12 months, are eligible to apply. The deadline for applications is December 12.

The Rory Peck Trust is also launching a trauma therapy fund for freelance journalists that need support to cover the cost of therapy. The fund opens for applications on January 17, 2022.

You can find out more about both programs on the Rory Peck Trust website

Posted on December 4, 2021 at 6:30 pm by editor · · Tagged with: ,

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  1. Written by Adriana Zehbrauskas
    on December 6, 2021 at 3:46 pm
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    Good afternoon,

    I’m a Brazilian freelance photojournalist, now based in Phoenix, Arizona. I cover the US/Mexico border, Haiti (spent almost three months there on assignment for The New York Times this year), México and Central America. I also covered the US elections and following Stop the Steal protests for the NYT in 2020, as well as COVID in Brazil and the Navajo Nation in the past two years.

    It would be extremely important for me to attend this workshop and learn how to develop effective coping mechanisms when covering traumatic and difficult events, which, unfortunately, has been the chore of my work.

    Thank you very much for your consideration.


    Adriana Zehbrauskas

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