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.

Ebola epidemics are unlike anything seen before: The virus spreads rapidly, the disease is infectious and has a high mortality rate, and often there are widespread rumors, misconceptions and misinformation about the disease and how to prevent it are widespread. Psychosocial support is vital to ensure the well-being of the affected population, and also to... Read more »
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Afin de fournir un soutien psychosocial aux employés, les bénévoles et les délégués qui ont répondu à l’apparition d’une telle maladie mortelle et contagieuse, le Centre Psychosocial de l’IFRC a développé une note d’information sur le soutien psychosocial dans le cadre d’Ebola. Autres documents d’orientation pertinents sont inclus dans la trousse d’information, disponible ici en... Read more »
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In order to provide psychosocial support to staff, volunteers and delegates responding to the outbreak of such a deadly and infectious disease, the PS Centre has developed a briefing note on psychosocial support in the context of Ebola. This briefing package was updated in 2018 in connection with the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic... Read more »
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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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