Archive | August, 2014

Climate campaign failure and mental health

Campaigners addressing the greatest threat to ‘the future of all living things on the planet’ can experience big impacts on their hearts and minds. Tony Mohr shares his story and insights about sustaining activism.  Lately there’s been a little talk and even some media articles that start to open up discussion on mental health, climate change and campaigning. […]

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Wet><Dry: Juggling drinking/user rights AND sobriety

Sunny Drake contributes to our series on alcohol use with a post about creating spaces during celebration events to support drinkers and sober folk alike. This post focuses on Pride month in Toronto, since the warm season is now coming up for Southern Hemisphere there is plenty of great advice to consider for events Down […]

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Burnout: Experiences & Advice

The concluding questions of our ‘activist health and wellbeing survey’ focused on one of the biggest barriers to sustaining activism: burnout. This is the final post in this series. Defining burnout Burnout can be defined in a number of ways, activist-trauma.net uses this definition; Burnout is a state of physical, emotional and mental exhaustion caused […]

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An alcohol-free 9 months

Erin Farley shares her story about enjoying alcohol and then having a break during pregnancy, with particular reflections on the role alcohol plays in workplace socialising. This is the fourth post on our series on alcohol and activism – more stories welcome! I really like drinking alcohol. I didn’t really start until I was 17 and moved […]

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