12.6 Emergency personnel support programme

Staff members deployed to an emergency response operation is confronted with significant stress factors beyond those normally experienced at work. National Members are responsible for ensuring that international staff deployed to the field is given access to professional counselors before departure, while in the field and on their return home. The CO senior management team, the CO Human Resources Manager and line managers in the field are responsible for monitoring the well-being of staff, ensuring staff know how to access personnel support services and encouraging staff to use them as necessary