IOM’s Staff Welfare

Our individual and collective health and wellbeing is vital to us as employees and as colleagues, so that we can produce our work efficiently and with compassion for the people we serve.

This page offers information and resources to help IOM staff reflect and learn about their own skills, talents and coping mechanisms. We have provided information on a number of modules to help you look at your wellbeing and mental health. The modules are:

Understanding and accepting difference – here is an opportunity to review and consider our approaches to mental health. How inclusive are we?  

Giving and getting help – how good is your self-care? You can explore this through a presentation which includes advice from colleagues. Managers also have an opportunity, through an online program, to review relevant information in how to recognize and support staff with mental health problems.

My wellbeing – how easy it is to forget to look after ourselves as we work to help others. The online programmes on wellbeing and stress management will help you think about how well you look after yourself and have recommendations on enhancing your approach.

My mental health – some of us may develop more serious mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, substance use and adverse reactions to critical incidents. These animations will help you learn more about each one and how to get help. 


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We also have other online programmes: Deployment, and Robust Emergency Management. We have begun a library of reading material and links on wellbeing and mental health. We will also be sending a bulletin regularly.

If you have any questions, please contact us at

Thank you.

The Work of Staff Welfare in IOM


A. We provide individual confidential counselling. 
B. We have educational material and offer webinars. We have many documents and online programmes which are available here:
C. Wellbeing Support Networks -to help colleagues establish and provide and offer wellbeing activities.


Anna Eliatamby,

Johanna Schubert:
Fardin Shadab:
Anna Aisenbrey:

Nigeria: Japhet Makema Ayele:
South Sudan: Judy Mbuthia
Africa: Lindsay Carrera
Africa: Agathe Ragiro:

Asia Pacific
Laura Hickey:
Jenny Fey:

Emernela Nanaj:
Ana Marta Taveres:
Fardin Shadab:
Margherita Brichetto
Andrea Avila de Garay:

Staff Welfare Remote Service Team Contact Details

Language Team Member
Spanish Andrea Avila de Garay:
Lindsay Carrera:
Portuguese Ana Marta Tavares da Rocha Fortuna Dasi:
French Agathe Ragira:
Ermenela Nanaj:
Margherita Brichetto:
German Anna Aisenbrey:
Ermenela Nanaj:
Italian Margherita Brichetto: 
Albanian Ermenela Nanaj:
Dari Fardin Shadab:
Arabic Anna Aisenbrey:
English Laura Hickey: and the rest of the team
For general enquiries: