Healthy changemakers create lasting outcomes.
2 in 5 individuals in low-resource contexts are at risk of a mental health condition at any given time. For leaders who work in these contexts, the spillover effects of the mental health burden can lead to compromising their performance, their personal relationships, and their overall wellbeing.
In order to address poverty and injustice effectively, we need high-functioning, healthy leadership that can go the distance without burning out. Investing in wellbeing across sytems and programs can both build organizational resilience and amplify impact with integrity.
Leaders with lived experience are especially at risk.
Here’s the good news: we’re moving toward a world where leaders with lived experience are relied upon to create innovative solutions to poverty. Having experienced these realities themselves, they offer a perspective that cannot be replaced.
Here’s the challenge: designing solutions for your own community raises the stakes personally. Working to meet the needs of neighbors always hits closer to home—causing both joy and despair. Leaders with lived experience also share in the same risks for poor mental health as those they serve. Without effective ongoing support, leaders’ mission impact and personal relationships suffer under this double burden.
Mental health and wellbeing are essential for long-term impact.
It is time for a new narrative in social impact leadership, where leaders and teams are included in the vision of flourishing they work daily to pursue. Brio offers a variety of trainings and consultations that address the needs of the grantees, leaders, and social impact teams in your networks.
Immersive team training
and leadership support
Systems and program design
centering participants and staff experiences
Aligning wellbeing initiatives
with core mission objectives