New report: We live in a world of worry

In the 2021/22 Human Development Report, UNCERTAIN TIMES, UNSETTLED LIVES: Shaping our Future in a Transforming World, the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, argues that we live in an unprecedented time of uncertainty. The report outlines a new uncertainty complex defined by current events, but on the back-drop of “everyday uncertainty that people have always faced”.

In the 2021/22 Human Development Report, UNCERTAIN TIMES, UNSETTLED LIVES: Shaping our Future in a Transforming World, the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, argues that we live in an unprecedented time of uncertainty. The report outlines a new uncertainty complex defined by current events, but on the back-drop of “everyday uncertainty that people have always faced”.

Creating hope through action: World Suicide Prevention Day 2022

September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day, a day we address the importance of suicide prevention and raise awareness of the measures we can all take to prevent suicides. In this light, the IFRC Psychosocial Centre has compiled a package of resources and upcoming events about suicide prevention.

September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day, a day we address the importance of suicide prevention and raise awareness of the measures we can all take to prevent suicides. In this light, the IFRC Psychosocial Centre has compiled a package of resources and upcoming events about suicide prevention.

New online micro-course on addressing mental health and psychosocial needs

A new online short course on Movement Policy and Addressing Mental Health and Psychosocial Needs is available as part of a micro-learning series “from Policy to Practice” launched by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

A new online short course on Movement Policy and Addressing Mental Health and Psychosocial Needs is available as part of a micro-learning series “from Policy to Practice” launched by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

Vacancy: two MHPSS technical advisors

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support (PS Centre) is looking for two experienced mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) advisors to join our international team in Copenhagen.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support (PS Centre) is looking for two experienced mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) advisors to join our international team in Copenhagen.

New report: Mental health needs are growing in Ukraine

A new report from the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, Six Months of Armed Conflict in Ukraine, outlines how, in the first six months of the conflict, the Movement have been able to reach 368,000 people with Mental Health and Psychosocial Support, but also that the mental health needs are growing.

A new report from the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, Six Months of Armed Conflict in Ukraine, outlines how, in the first six months of the conflict, the Movement have been able to reach 368,000 people with Mental Health and Psychosocial Support, but also that the mental health needs are growing.

Psychoeducational support package for people affected by floods in Pakistan

The IFRC Psychosocial Centre has created a package of psychoeducational materials for emergencies. The package is available in six languages including Sindhi, the language spoken in the Pakistani province Sindh.

The IFRC Psychosocial Centre has created a package of psychoeducational materials for emergencies. The package is available in six languages including Sindhi, the language spoken in the Pakistani province Sindh.

The PS Centre shares 2021 Annual report

The PS Centre responded to 2,417 requests from 63 countries, participated in 68 international fora as host, facilitator, presenter, speaker or participant, produced 55 videos and either created or contributed to 49 publications, guidelines, reports, tools, policy briefs and scientific papers.

The PS Centre responded to 2,417 requests from 63 countries, participated in 68 international fora as host, facilitator, presenter, speaker or participant, produced 55 videos and either created or contributed to 49 publications, guidelines, reports, tools, policy briefs and scientific papers.

MHPSS Programmes Monitoring and Evaluation Training in Copenhagen

From 15 to 18 November, the PS Centre offers an in-person training in Copenhagen for MHPSS focal persons and other staff members involved in monitoring and evaluation.

From 15 to 18 November, the PS Centre offers an in-person training in Copenhagen for MHPSS focal persons and other staff members involved in monitoring and evaluation.

Red Cross Red Crescent and European Union launch mental health project

National Red Cross Societies in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia have joined forces to offer mental health and psychosocial support services to more than 300,000 people from Ukraine. The project is funded by the European Union with technical assistance from the IFRC and the PS Centre.

National Red Cross Societies in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia have joined forces to offer mental health and psychosocial support services to more than 300,000 people from Ukraine. The project is funded by the European Union with technical assistance from the IFRC and the PS Centre.

MHPSS annual forum European Network

Registrations are open to attend the annual MHPSS Forum of the European Network hosted by The Netherlands Red Cross in Rotterdam

Registrations are open to attend the annual MHPSS Forum of the European Network, hosted by The Netherlands Red Cross in Rotterdam.

Psychosocial support to people in Ukraine and impacted countries

The PS Centre has created a page in the resource library with guides, manuals and training material assisting the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement in the psychosocial support of the millions of people have left their homes in Ukraine and crossed into neighbouring countries.

The PS Centre has created a page in the resource library with guides, manuals and training material assisting the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement in the psychosocial support of the millions of people have left their homes in Ukraine and crossed into neighbouring countries.

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Ukraine and impacted countries crisis

Find resources assisting the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement in the psychosocial support of the millions of people have left their homes in Ukraine and crossed into neighbouring countries.

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New report: We live in a world of worry

In the 2021/22 Human Development Report, UNCERTAIN TIMES, UNSETTLED LIVES: Shaping our Future in a Transforming World, the United Nations…

New online micro-course on addressing mental health and psychosocial needs

A new online short course on Movement Policy and Addressing Mental Health and Psychosocial Needs is available as part of…

New resource: Talking about mental health and psychosocial support in emergencies

The PS Centre has released an updated version of the guide 'Talking about mental health and psychosocial support in emergencies',…

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

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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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