Burnout flyer from Activist Trauma Support – A handy wee flyer covering some basic information about burnout, like What is Burnout, What to Look out for, Causes, and Strategies to Avoid Burnout.
and the rest of the Activist Trauma Support website with lots of useful info, downloads and links
Road Raging Chapter 14 : sustaining the protest camp – from a classic 1990s book by Road Alert (UK) with advice on running direct action campaigns and protest sites.
Mindful Occupation – Rising Up Without Burning Out
Lifelong Activist a book by Hillary Rettig
Finding Steady Ground – A list of actions to take to help cultivate a resilient culture of resistance
Workshop by Dr. Melanie Joy on sustainable vegan activism
Sustainable activism: managing hope and despair in social movements – An article about sustainable activism
Zine: Pieces#1 (English) / Parçalar#1 (Turkish) – a zine by a vegan, feminist activist living in Turkey. Reflects on unsafe and unsustainable organizing practices, and how they push people out of activism. Plus some nice music tips!
The Nap Ministry – Rest is Resistance
Growing Together: A guide to collective care by New Naratif – A nice comic about the importance of collective care rather than “self care”.
trauma, repression, healing
zine from activist trauma support, supporting ourselves
Kurdish Freedom and PTSD: War, Depression, Suicide, Silence by Hawzhin Azeez
Police Brutality and Activist Trauma Support and Recovery – Roots of Change Collective, Aotearoa New Zealand. Direct link to zine here
Generative Somatics – a tool to “engage the body…to align our actions with values and vision, and heal from the impacts of trauma and oppression”.
Somatics for Activism – a group working to make generative somatics courses available for activists in Europe
Article from Hambi on (long term) effects of repression on people living in the occupation
Mutual aid, trauma and resiliency – a nice zine by the Jane Addams collective
Plan to Thrive – “a collaborative blog project to encourage and support the health and wellbeing of people and groups engaged in working for social and ecological justice.” Lots of good resources.
EcoDharma – retreat center for activists in Catalan Pyrenees who run courses including Sustaining Resistance:Empowering Renewal
Ulex Project – Training center for social movements in Catalonia, Spain
Seeds for Change – “offer training, facilitation, online resources and other support for campaigns, community groups and co-operatives.” Resources for many aspects of campaigning.
Tripod training collective offers training, facilitation, conflict mediation and other support
Movement Generation – Resources for Resilience Based Organising
IDA USA Sustainable Activism resource list – many good links
Radical Herbalism UK – site of the uk radical herbalism gatherings. Has a lot of interesting resources and links.
Feros, center for nature connection and social transformation in Belgium
Seeds for change conflict booklet
Caring communities, collective care
Anti oppression work
The art of allyship, healing justice podcast from irresitible
Chronicles podcast about chronic illness
Very detailed collaborative document on how to make activism more accessible. Great resource.
Crippling the resistance: no revolution without us – empowering article with lots of ideas and examples of people being part of the revolution with disabilities, also check out their great book: Care work, dreaming disability justice
Protest Culture – interesting history about the anti roads movement in UK in the 1990s.