A Lecturer from the University of Zakho Participated in a Session on Psychosocial Support for Journalists

Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Jihan H. Omar, a lecturer at the Department of General Psychology at the University of Zakho participated in a training course organized by Internews on psychological and social support, with the participation of a group of journalists working in terrestrial and satellite media stations.

She participated in the course sessions over six days from 12-14 July at the Rixos Hotel in Dohuk and 14-16 August in Erbil.

The topics of the course varied to include the subject of psychological stress and how to deal with it, psychological burnout, techniques for dealing with it and psychological first aid, in addition to self-care and its importance for journalists, social stigma in journalistic work and gender-based violence, as well as a number of educational and recreational activities.

At the end of the course, the organization sent a letter of thanks and appreciation to her for her efforts and continuous activity during the course sessions, and awarded her a certificate of participation in presenting the course.