Remote Psychological First Aid during the COVID-19 outbreak Interim guidance - March 2020 Psychological first aid (PFA) is a method of helping people in distress so they feel calm and supported to cope better with their challenges. It is a way of assisting someone [...]
Keep updated on latest MHPSS material related to COVID-19 Previous epidemics have shown that mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) should be a priority as a part of all responses. It is normal for the general population to feel much more anxious than [...]
Children may find it difficult to proces the ever evolving and sometimes conflicting information related to the corona virus pandemic. It may lead to confusion, fear and even depression. The Norwegian psychology clinic Klinikk for Krisepsykologi has developed a useful guide for parents on [...]
Over the years, the PS Centre has developed a range of different training materials and handbooks. Materials are developed in English and translated into some or all of the other International Federation main languages.
PS Centre Trainings
The competency of staff and volunteers depends on their knowledge in assessing, designing and monitoring psychosocial interventions, which is why we ensure to continuously expand our toolbox, guidelines and materials.
PS Centre aims to collect the most relevant information about psyschosocial support in emergencies, both in general terms and in relation to specific emergencies.
La formation des formateurs en premiers secours psychologiques (PSP) est destinée aux salariés et volontaires qui travaillent dans le domaine psychosocial au sein de leurs structures et qui également forment à leur tour ou apportent du soutien à leurs pairs, à des volontaires ou à des bénéficiaires de projets. La formation sera axée sur comment [...]
Psychological First Aid – Training of Trainers Applications for trainings are currently open, but please note, that the PS Centre is complying fully with guidelines from all relevant authorities related to the corona pandemic, therefore the training may be rescheduled or cancelled if relevant. We will inform all applicants directly if changes occur. Psychological first [...]
A four-day specialized course in planning, development and practical implementation of mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) in humanitarian settings. This training is open to participants from all humanitarian organizations working with MHPSS and related fields. The training is followed by a stand-alone introduction training day on scalable interventions. If applying for both trainings, there [...]
The PS Centre offers a day long introduction to community mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) through scalable, low-intensity psychological interventions. Scalable MHPSS interventions are recognized as a useful and important way to deliver MHPSS in communities, particularly in contexts where access to supportive services are lacking. Scalable MHPSS interventions focus on utilizing approaches that [...]