Personal safety and (mental) health

»This is the first time I have attended a security course and what I have learned is that security starts with yourself. Awareness is the key. Being aware of your surroundings helps detecting the unusual, the out of the ordinary, and following the „six golden rules“ can save you in a dangerous situation.«

Karen Mbomozomo

© GIZ / Michael von Haugwitz

Personal safety and (mental) health

Violence, conflicts, and fragility are increasing worldwide. More than half of the German development cooperation partner countries are affected and therefore assignments abroad are often linked with higher risks, psychological burdens, and stress. You may need to work together with traumatised people during your stay in your partner country or have to provide first aid in cases of emergency. With our course portfolio in the thematic area »Personal Safety, Stress, Trauma« you will strengthen your safety awareness for your work and social environment in your partner country, learn how to conduct emergency medical first aid, and sharpen your awareness of dealing with mental pressure, stress, and trauma.

The safety course „Viren, Bakterien, Parasiten – gut geschützt im Auslandseinsatz“ is currently only available in German. All other safety courses are available in both German and English.