The Making of My Hero is You

The IFRC and ICRC joint report about mental health during COVID-19 collates seven case studies from IFRC and ICRC mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) activities around the world

Sarah Harrison, Co-Chair of the IASC Reference Group on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings, describes the making of My Hero is You and the lessons learned throughout this process.

“The greatest need was to be listened to”

The IFRC and ICRC joint report about mental health during COVID-19 collates seven case studies from IFRC and ICRC mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) activities around the world

The IFRC and ICRC joint report about mental health during COVID-19 collates seven case studies from IFRC and ICRC mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) activities around the world to highlight how Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteers are treating the hidden wounds of the pandemic among the world’s most vulnerable communities.

World Mental Health Day and the lead up

On 10 October we commemorate World Mental Health Day, but even in the days leading up to World Mental Health Day, a series of events will mark the importance and increased awareness of MHPSS

Talking about suicide during COVID-19

An interview with Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Technical Advisor, Kelly McBride

Talking and writing about mental health and psychosocial support in emergencies

The PS Centre has published a guidance for media and emergency responders on talking and writing about mental health and psychosocial support in emergencies.

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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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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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PS Centre News

The Making of My Hero is You

To help children understand, cope and adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Reference Group on Mental Health…

Men Don’t Cry – A Participatory Workshop on MHPSS for Men and Boys in Humanitarian Settings

The interest in mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) programming in emergencies and displacement has exponentially increased over the last…

Course on Caring for Children Moving Alone

CELCIS and Harvard FXB Center for Health and Human Rights are offering a FREE 6-week course on how to offer…

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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.