• 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 [...]

  • IFRC Red Talk on why mental health matters during COVID-19 outbreak

    Technical advisor at the PS Centre, Ea Suzanne Akasha, explains why #mentalhealthmatters and even more so during #COVID-19 outbreak. Watch the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies RedTalk COVID-19 here: https://www.facebook.com/IFRC/videos/1284434831767495/

Psychosocial support

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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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Emergencies

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

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, and in compliance with the guidelines given by the authorities, the PS Centre has suspended all on-site trainings until August 31. including this training. Applicant who have already signed up for thes courses have been contacted directly. For further inquiries, please write to psacademy@rodekors.dk.

Psychological First Aid – Training of Trainers

June 9 @ 9:00 am - June 12 @ 5:00 pm

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, and in compliance with the guidelines given by the authorities, the PS Centre has suspended all on-site trainings until August 31. including this training. Applicant who have already signed up for thes courses have been contacted directly. For further inquiries, please write to psacademy@rodekors.dk.

Psychosocial Support in Emergencies (PSSiE)

September 14 @ 8:00 am - September 18 @ 5:00 pm

A four-day specialized course in planning, development and practical implementation of mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) in humanitarian settings. This training is open to participants from all humanitarian organizations working with MHPSS and related fields. The training is followed by a stand-alone introduction training day on scalable interventions. If applying for both trainings, there [...]

The PS Centre offers a day long introduction to community mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) through scalable, low-intensity psychological interventions. Scalable MHPSS interventions are recognized as a useful and important way to deliver MHPSS in communities, particularly in contexts where access to supportive services are lacking. Scalable MHPSS interventions focus on utilizing approaches that [...]

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