The resilient campaigner

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Campaigning is challenging and it takes its toll on all of us. Dealing with difficult social issues and personal stories on a daily basis. Working in a hostile policy environment where change is hard and contested. These are just some of the ways campaigning can test us. It is essential for our own mental health, and for the needs of those we campaign for and with, that we build resilience and take care of ourselves. 

Self-care is in itself a form of activism. Paying attention to our struggles, finding spaces to share, and learning strategies to maintain resilience is all part of the process. This workshop offers you the opportunity to do just that. 

Four things you will do in this workshop: 

  • Learn tips and tools for self-care 
  • Gain an understanding of their rights in the areas of mental health and wellbeing in a challenging workplace 
  • Hear how peers maintain resilience and energy in their work 
  • Develop plans for their own resilience 

Our Open Workshops run on a progressive pricing model:

Small orgs: turnover of £10k – £100k = pay £88 plus VAT
Med orgs: turnover of £100k – £1M = pay £132 plus VAT
Large orgs: turnover of £1M to £10M = pay £192.50 plus VAT

If you would like to speak to someone further, please email

Workshop Dates

Tuess 15th Oct 2024 2-5pm
Weds 22 Jan 2025, 2-5pm
Tues 20th May 2025, 10am-1pm

Shaista Aziz

Hannah Massarella

SMK Associate 

This workshop is led by SMK Associate Hannah Massarella from Bird,  a resilience organisation working with anyone in the not-for-profit or public sectors. 

Read more about Hannah here

What participants say:

Jennifer Laws

Jennifer Laws

Campaigns Manager, North East Asylum Matters

”Thank you for a really useful, thought-provoking and collaborative session.’’ 

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