The below matrix lists a variety of different orientation workshops, trainings, online courses, summer schools and post-graduate degrees related to the mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) sector.
If you are recently graduated and would like to obtain more specific information related to the MHPSS sector, perhaps in advance of your first mission, then we recommend looking at the Summer School intensive courses and psychological first aid courses.
Mid-level career professionals wishing to increase their capacity or knowledge may find the shorter training courses or workshops on specific thematic areas of interest (e.g., sexual and gender based violence and child protection).
There are online courses offered for many thematic areas, and in multiple languages, if you are unable to travel but you have a reasonably good internet connection. There are also a variety of MHPSS related courses on the IFRC e-learning platform for current Red Cross and Red Crescent staff and volunteers.
Mid-level career professionals wishing for more formal qualifications may find the Summer Schools, the longer training courses (with university accreditation) or a post-graduate degree course to be of interest, particularly if you wish to move into Management positions.
Please note that the matrix is not exhaustive, but we still hope it will be useful for you, as you look to increase your skills and knowledge.
If you know of relevant courses not on the list, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that the PS Centre cannot answer questions or accept applications for the courses in this list. Please communicate directly with the institutions offering the courses
|Name||Type of course||Duration of course||When offered||Language||Cost|
|Psychosocial Interventions in Migration, Emergencies & Displacement (IOM & Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna's campus-Pisa, Italy)||Summer school||12 days||July/ Summer||English||1.650 Euros (course fee only)|
|Psychosocial Interventions for Displaced Populations (QMU)||Online||6 weeks||May-July||English||£680|
|Child Protection Learning Session Series||Workshop||3-days||March||English||None|
|Risk Assessment in Child Sexual Abuse Cases||Workshop||3-days||March||English||None|
|Handling Abuse Children and Children In Conflict with Law||Workshop||3-days||March||English||None|
|Child Protection in Emergencies (Graduate Certificate)||Online||12 weeks (4 hours/week)||April - July||English||$2.333 USD|
|Child Safeguarding certificate||Online||4 weeks (4 hours/week)||May||English||$888.00 USD|
|International Humanitarian Psychosocial Interventions||Postgraduate-university||1 year full time; 2 years part time||Sept 2016 - July 2018||English||9,360 GBP (UK/EU) or 12,000 GBP (international)|
|Psychological First Aid (Arabic)||Online||13 sessions||Ongoing||Arabic||Free|
|Psychological First Aid (English||Online||5 weeks||May||English||Unknown|
|Sexual violence in conflict and emergencies (thematic seminars)||Workshop||5 days (60 hours)||November||English||1.500 CHF|
|Violences sexuelles en situation de guerre et d'urgence||Workshop||5 days (60 hours)||September||French||1.500 CHF|
|Barefoot Counselling Course||Training||5-days||December||English||INR Rs5.000 (Indian Rupees)|
|Mental Health in Complex Emergencies (UNHCR & Fordham University)||Training||10-days||October/ November||English||$2.800 USD|
|Mental health and psychosocial support in emergencies||Online||1 hour||Ongoing||English & French||Free|
|Mental Health Policy and Services (WHO & University of Lisbon)||Postgraduate-university||18 months||Oct 2016 - March 2018||English||6.000 Euros|
|Mental Health Law and Human Rights (Indian Law College & WHO)||Postgraduate-university||12 months||Full year (Sept-Aug)||English||$7.000 USD|
|Leadership in Mental health (Sangath & LSHTM)||Training||2 weeks||Nov-December||English||$1.500 USD|
|Public Mental Health (2015)||Postgraduate-university||12 months||Full year (Jan -Dec)||English||30.000 ZAR|
|Refugees/ Forced Migration||Summer school||5 days||May||English||$1,400 CAD + 13% HST|
|Forced Migration (Oxford Uni)||Summer school||3-weeks||July/ Summer||English||£3,380 (residential)|
|Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (Oxford Uni)||Postgraduate-university||10 months||Full academic year (Sept - July)||English||£19,213 (EU) or £24,433 (international)|
|Psychosocial Support and Restoring Family Links||Online||3 hours||Ongoing||English & French & Spanish||Free|