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.

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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Zipped file containing word versions in both English and Arabic of Stress and Coping Psychological First Aid Children and stress    
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A collection of handouts in word format, which can be translated into local languages. Please send a copy of any translations to the PS Centre: psychosocial.centre@ifrc.org Contains: Brochure on stress and coping Brochure on children’s stress and how to support Brochure on working in stressful situations Brochure on psychological first aid Info sheet – all... Read more »
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Package of psychoeducational materials for emergencies. The package consists of a range of brochures and handouts in both a print ready PDF file and a wordfile, which can be edited or translated as needed for a specific situation or context. Information sheet: “Support to, and working conditions for, volunteeers (PDF) Information sheet: All children deserve... 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. Other useful documents and information are included in the following briefing package.
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This includes: Faire face à la perte et à la dépression (PDF) LE STRESS DES ENFANTS (PDF) Le travail humanitaire (PDF) PSSiE_Gérer le stress délégués_FR (WORD) PSSiE_Info sheet on common reactions fr (WORD) PSSiE_Info sheet Soutien des volontaires_FR (WORD) PSSiE_Le stress des enfants fr (WORD) PSSiE_Soutien psychosocial d’urgence ERU_FR (WORD) PSSiE_stress and coping fr envoyé... Read more »
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