WHO Executive Board and Member States push MHPSS services to the forefront of dicussion

Member States approved the report by the WHO Director General on mental health preparedness and response for the COVID-19 pandemic and public health emergencies more broadly.

Member States approved the report by the WHO Director General on mental health preparedness and response for the COVID-19 pandemic and public health emergencies more broadly.

A video explaining how Red Cross Red Crescent staff and volunteers can use the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Framework.

A video explaining how Red Cross Red Crescent staff and volunteers can use the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Framework.

New podcast: Heartbeat of Humanity

Heartbeat of Humanity is a podcast about mental health and psychosocial support produced by the IFRC Psychosocial Centre

Heartbeat of Humanity is a podcast about mental health and psychosocial support produced by the IFRC Psychosocial Centre.

The first episode explores how we can better care for staff and volunteers in the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement.

Care for volunteers – International Volunteer Day

Without its volunteers, the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement would not be able to carry out its work to local communities throughout the world. On International Volunteers Day we celebrate them.

Without its volunteers, the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement would not be able to carry out its work to local communities throughout the world. On International Volunteers Day we celebrate them.

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Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement Policy and International Conference resolution on addressing mental health and psychosocial needs

Here you can find resources assisting the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement in the implementation of the Roadmap, Resolution and Policy on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support.

Resource Centre

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.

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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.

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Emergencies

PS Centre aims to collect the most relevant information about psychosocial support in emergencies, both in general terms and in relation to specific emergencies.

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PS Centre News

Promoting mental health preparedness and response for public health emergencies

Member States of the World Health Assembly demonstrated their commitment to addressing mental health concerns in public health emergencies at…

Job Opening: Digital Content Creator for project team

We are looking for a new colleague to support us in designing and conducting remote online ’live’ trainings and workshops…

Survey: How do you experience the PS Centre initiatives?

SURVEY: How do you experience the PS Centre initiatives to better service and assist National Societies implementing the MHPSS resolution…

Upcoming 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.

The PS Centre supports all National Societies and our trainings are primarily for Red Cross Red Crescent staff and volunteers. However, we occasionally select people from outside the movement so everyone is welcome to apply.

Resources on Psychological First Aid