Action is both necessary and good, but they can also involve stressful experiences. When we enter an action, we purposefully put ourselves in a possibly vulnerable position. The emotions can run high in different ways. There is often adrenaline involved with civil disobedience; (a form of) violence or intimidation can be used against you or your comrades. This can have an impact on you. Sometimes you notice it right away, sometimes not until you’re back from the action environment.
The Support & Recovery team (S&R, executed by the EARS working group) are present on actions and at the camp. They have been trained in S&R and you can approach them for support if you are experiencing reactions or need information. This team is also on stand by in the weeks after an action for those who have been in an impactful situation. They are even reachable even if there are no actions happening!
You can reach the Support & Recovery team by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting +31682604069