eCBHFA is a community based programme where community members gather to discuss topics that affect their health and safety and address how to they can improve their communities. eCBHFA is IFRC’s revised version of the CBHFA approach which is now operational in 109 countries. eCBHFA comprises a comprehensive approach to primary health care, first aid… Read more »
News & Media
Dramatic events such as natural disasters, conflicts and civil unrest attract media attention. As one of the strategic approaches of the PS Centre is communication and documentation, contact with the media goes hand in hand with our obligation to inform and disseminate.
The PS Centre’s web site features news stories from all over the world on psychosocial support as part of the IFRC intervention in humanitarian crisis. Formerly published articles and stories can be found in the news archive.
Coping with Crisis is a a quarterly magazine that issues a monthly newsletter called PS News.
Videos featuring the work of the PS Centre can be found on our YouTube channel (links below).
During eoutbreaks of Ebola, psychosocial support is vital to ensure the well-being of the affected population, and also to counter-act the threats to public health and safety that fear, stigmatization and misconception poses.
Humanitarian agencies have become increasingly aware of the importance of religion in the lives of those they seek to assist and of the potential value of more effective engagement with local faith actors in humanitarian settings. Equally, however, there is concern about how to address these issues in a way that does not threaten humanitarian principles of impartiality and neutrality, nor risk heightening any existing religious tensions.
Registration open now: “PFA in groups – support to teams” has been developed for managers of teams of staff and volunteers, such as programme managers, volunteer team leaders, field officers, youth leaders or others who have the responsibility for the well-being of teams of Red Cross and Red Crescent staff or volunteers.
In many ways, 2017 was a special year seen through the lenses of mental health and psychosocial support in the IFRC. International attention has never been so strongly focused on psychosocial support at field level, in research and at policy level.
The PS Centre is developing new materials about psychological first aid. It will be ready for publication in the autumn, but you can get a sneak peak already in the end of May. Join us for the first training in the new material in Copenhagen. Read more about requirements for participation and deadlines.
In this short lessons learned webinar, FACT delegates Zara Sejberg and Amelie Doyon recounts experiences and lessons learned from deployments to Bangladesh and Sierra Leone. Amelie Doyon’s mission report can be downloadet here: Lessons Learned_Sierra Leone Amelie Doyon recommends using the IFRC Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for psychosocial programming to set up M&E systems Zara Sejberg… Read more »
New webinar series: Psychosocial Support in Emergencies – lessons learnt
The 2017 Annual Meeting of the Red Cross Red Crescent Research Network on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support brought together 32 people from 16 countries to share their research experience on two themes: mental health of refugees, migrants and asylum seekers and caring for staff and volunteers. The annual meeting was a combination of key… Read more »
It feels a bit unreal and as being in a parallel world when entering into the prison. We walk through five security checkpoints before we arrive in the training room. It’s a large, bright yellow and quite cold room with plastic chairs and a flip chart. We must leave all our electronics – phones, laptops, tablets –on the outside. So, no PowerPoint or other types of aid. Back to basics.