We tend to talk about activist burnout as an individualised experience – but the Movement Action Plan, a framework for understanding social movements, factors in perception of failure, providing insights and hope for navigating the downs in movement life.
Plan to Thrive
Plan to Thrive is a project which supports and promotes the health and wellbeing of people and groups engaged in working for social and ecological justice.
Plan to Thrive challenges activist cultures and identities which emphasise stoicism, isolation and joylessness. Burn-out is not inevitable and it’s possible to live happy and healthy lives while working to change the world.
The Plan to Thrive Activist Health & Wellbeing Survey asked ‘what motivates you to engage in activism’? A summary of the survey revealed 8 commons themes.
Summary of the results and trends from a survey on the positive impacts of activism and campaigning has on peoples health and wellbeing.