Heartbeat of Humanity: Caring for carers

In this episode of Heartbeat of Humanity, Technical Advisor Ea Suzanne Akasha interviews Stephen Regel, Clinical Lead for the Centre for Trauma, Resilience and Growth, about the effect of the pandemic on frontline workers and what we can do to support them.

In this episode of Heartbeat of Humanity, Technical Advisor Ea Suzanne Akasha interviews Stephen Regel, Clinical Lead for the Centre for Trauma, Resilience and Growth, about the effect of the pandemic on frontline workers and what we can do to support them.

Chronically Ill in Times of Emergency: Mental Health Matters

The Scoping report: Integrating Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Within Non-Communicable Disease Prevention and Care in Humanitarian Response explores whether and how mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) and non-communicable disease (NCD) prevention and care should be integrated in humanitarian response and settings.

The Scoping report: Integrating Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Within Non-Communicable Disease Prevention and Care in Humanitarian Response explores whether and how mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) and non-communicable disease (NCD) prevention and care should be integrated in humanitarian response and settings.

Global Survey Report translation now available

Mental Health Matters: Progress Report on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Activities is available in English, Spanish, French and Arabic. It assesses the development in the delivery of mental health and psychosocial activities, in accordance with its policy on addressing mental health and psychosocial needs and Resolution 2 of the 33rd International Movement Conference in 2019,  as well as the challenges encountered in delivering them.

Mental Health Matters: Progress Report on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Activities is available in English, Spanish, French and Arabic. It assesses the development in the delivery of mental health and psychosocial activities, in accordance with its policy on addressing mental health and psychosocial needs and Resolution 2 of the 33rd International Movement Conference in 2019,  as well as the challenges encountered in delivering them.

PFA ToT Module

The PS Centre has released The Training of Trainers (ToT) in Psychological First Aid (PFA) for Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, a three-day face-to-face training accompanying Module 2: Basic PFA.

The PS Centre has released The Training of Trainers (ToT) in Psychological First Aid (PFA) for Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, a three-day face-to-face training accompanying Module 2: Basic PFA.

New resources: PFA for Young Peers

Two new resources have been published as a package designed to teach young people about PFA. It includes a handbook that introduces the skills and knowledge to help others who may be in distress or in difficulty, as well as a training manual with a suggested training programme and training notes, including links to other resources on PFA.

Two new resources have been published as a package designed to teach young people about PFA. It includes a handbook that introduces the skills and knowledge to help others who may be in distress or in difficulty, as well as a training manual with a suggested training programme and training notes, including links to other resources on PFA.

IFRC socioeconomic report

IFRC has released Drowning just below the surface: The socioeconomic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, a report that highlights the secondary impacts of the pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has widened the gap of socioeconomic inequalities and exacerbated existing needs and vulnerabilities, including mental health risks.

IFRC has released Drowning just below the surface: The socioeconomic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, a report that highlights the secondary impacts of the pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has widened the gap of socioeconomic inequalities and exacerbated existing needs and vulnerabilities, including mental health risks.

World Children's Day

World Children’s Day, on 20 November, is a reminder that children are facing crises around the world that ultimately can impact their mental health and wellbeing. With the right support from their family, friends, caregivers and teachers, they can overcome feelings of powerlessness. Children are our future, and their mental health matters too.

World Children’s Day, on 20 November, is a reminder that children are facing crises around the world that ultimately can impact their mental health and wellbeing. With the right support from their family, friends, caregivers and teachers, they can overcome feelings of powerlessness. Children are our future, and their mental health matters too.

Integrated Model of The Integrated Supervision Handbook has been released

The IFRC Psychosocial Centre developed the second version of the IMS Handbook in partnership with Trinity Centre for Global Health, Trinity College Dublin and funded by USAID. Supportive supervision is essential to the well-being of MHPSS providers, and the newly published version of the Integrated Model of Supervision (IMS) is a tool to better enable the global mental health workforce in delivering high quality, appropriate, timely, safe and ethical MHPSS interventions.

The IFRC Psychosocial Centre developed the second version of the IMS Handbook in partnership with Trinity Centre for Global Health, Trinity College Dublin and funded by USAID. Supportive supervision is essential to the well-being of MHPSS providers, and the newly published version of the Integrated Model of Supervision (IMS) is a tool to better enable the global mental health workforce in delivering high quality, appropriate, timely, safe and ethical MHPSS interventions.

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