• Child Friendly Activity Cards

    In cooperation with World Vision, the IFRC Psychosocial Centre has created a set of Child Friendly Activity Cards, more than 20 activities designed especially for children who are in lock-down or have limited access to school and other institutions. The activities are designed to [...]

  • Online Psychosocial First Aid training package

    The PS Centre has developed an online training in Psychosocial First Aid package for the COVID-19 outbreak response. It can be used by trainers around the world. Run the interactive online training using the accompanying PowerPoints, videos, participant’s worksheet or record the training for [...]

  • Peer support and buddy systems

    Hear Despina Constandinides, MPHSS delegate for Danish Red Cross in the MENA region, talk about peer support and buddy systems to Ea Suzanne Akasha, technical adviser in the IFRC Psychosocial Centre.

  • The PS Centre suspends all on-site training until August 31

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, and in compliance with the guidelines given by the authorities, the PS Centre will suspend all on-site trainings until August 31. Cancelled trainings: Using the mhGAP Community Toolkit – Mental Health Action Programm (mhGAP) May 18 - May [...]

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

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Upcoming events

Psychosocial Support in Emergencies – an online training

September 14 @ 9:00 am - September 17 @ 4:30 pm

A four-day on-line course in development and practical implementation of mental health and psychosocial support strategies in humanitarian settings as pandemics is offered online. The training is a pilot and carried out online due to COVID-19.  The training methodology is based on problem-based learning using practical exercises, group work, role plays, case studies and requires [...]

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