One of the most amazing things of activists is that we often expose ourselves deliberately to violence if we think it’s necessary. What is also amazing, is how little we know about the psychological effects of violence. We should be prepared and support each other when dealing with mental and emotional consequences of high-stress experiences.

One of the good practices in supporting each other, is to make use of a Support & Recovery Team (S&R team) during and after actions. On this website you can find information provided by an S&R team in the Netherlands. We offer information and support for individual activists and groups, and can host workshops and trainings concerning: mental and emotional reactions after high-stress events; recovery and resilience; de-stress exercises; sustainable activism; PTS(D) and burnout trainings. We also provide trainings and information for people who want to join or start a S&R Team.


Read more about supporting yourself and others while recovering from stressfull situations here.


We provide workshops for activist groups and on activist camps. You can find an overview of these workshops here.


You can download our flyers in Dutch or English, and use it for your activist group or coming action!

Recovery and Resilience

It’s important that we take good care of ourselves and each other: for ourselves, the people around us and the groups that we are part of. Check our tips to see which ones would suit you.


Luckily you don’t have to go through recovery alone. Besides the Support and Recovery Team, there are other groups and organisations who provide information. You can find them here.

Blog posts

Workshop at Anarchist Book Fair in Amsterdam

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Flyer ‘Herstel en veerkracht’ na heftige ervaringen

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Tips voor de eerste herstelperiode

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About us


We are working on providing more information on the current Support and Recovery Team.

Contact us

Do you want us to provide workshops during your action? Or do you need support?

You can reach us via s-r(at)

Visit us

Visit us at one of our walk-in locations in Amsterdam or Nijmegen.

S&R walk-in Amsterdam

Activist well-being café Nijmegen