Dear Colleagues, welcome to IOM’s Staff Welfare pages. We hope that you find our material useful. We have information on wellbeing through to problems that some of us may face such as anxiety, depression and addiction. We are all human and fallible at times and may need extra support.

Please contact us if you have any questions, including about the topics below:

  • 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.  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 also send bulletins regularly. If you have any questions, please contact us at


Our Team

We offer a range of services: individual and confidential sessions, webinars and seminars on various topics such as stress management, coping with uncertainty. Please contact us if you have any questions. Thank you for your time.

Language Team Member
Spanish Andrea Avila de Garay:
Lindsay Carrera:
Marta Fonseca:
Carmen Perez:
Elizabeth Openshaw:
Portuguese Marta Fonseca:
French Anna Aisenbrey:
Christine Merjanian:
Agathe Ragira:
Elizabeth Openshaw:
German Anna Aisenbrey: 
Elizabeth Openshaw:
Russian Natia Sibashvili:
Farsi (Dari, Tajik) Fardin Shadab: 
Azeri Fardin Shadab: 
Arabic Anna Aisenbrey:
Wahba Hassanein:
Turkish Fardin Shadab: 
Filipino Enola Gay M. Misajon-Pedernal:
Georgian Natia Sibashvili:
Armenian Christine Merjanian:
Swahili Judy Mbuthia:
Hausa Japhet Makama Ayele:
English The whole team
For general enquiries: