Psychosocial support in emergencies

This section contains a range of material related to psychosocial support in emergencies (PSSiE), including the ERU manual and information brochures that can be handed out. The information brochures are available in a number of languages and in ready-to-print PDF files, as well as in Word files. The Word files can be used for translation and are adaptable to specific contexts. It is not necessary to obtain permission to translate and adapt, but we do appreciate to be informed and to receive copies of the translated brochures, so they can be shared here on the website.

A short leaflet with easy instructions for how to start a psychosocial support response after a crisis. It is easy to help
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Key Actions for Psychosocial Support in Flooding provides key actions on psychosocial support in flooding. It focuses on flooding of urban areas and on how to strengthen the resilience of urban communities. The material is very operational and helps prioritise actions and supports integrating psychosocial support in the overall response. The material is modular. It... Read more »
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Psychosocial Support in Flooding: Toolbox accompanies Key Actions for Psychosocial Support in Flooding: Creating resilience in urban areas. The toolbox provides and overview of available tools that are relevant for psychosocial suppoer in flooding situations. The toolbox consists of an overview of the tools, followed by a detailed description of each of the tools. The... Read more »
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Final versionCompetency Framework September 16
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Advice and suggestions for communicators, media and emergency response personnel   FINALtalking about pss in emergencies
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  Self-care posters: “Support Colleagues” and “Take Care” in Arabic – with English translation. Self care posters Arabic and English SARC
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Psychologische Erste Hilfe – Psychological First Aid Brochure translated into German by German Red Cross DRK_GS_Faltblatt_Psychologische Erste_Hilfe_20160804_Druckvorlage
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This document describes guidance for a supportive response by healthcare providers (e.g. physicians, nurses), focusing primarily on women affected by Zika virus infection during pregnancy and their families, for their mental health and psychosocial needs.
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Two posters with tips on taking care of yourself and your colleagues in Arabic. The posters were originally developed in Myanmar by Christina Bitar, and have now been translated and adapted by Syrian Arab Red Crescent. There are two posters and a pdf with the posters and an English translation.          ... Read more »
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This brief guidance note seeks to provide advice on protecting and supporting the mental health and psychosocial wellbeing of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants in Europe. It describes key principles and appropriate interventions to guide all those who are designing and organizing emergency services and/or providing direct assistance to the affected people.
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