World Children's Day

Heartbeat of Humanity is a podcast about mental health and psychosocial support produced by the IFRC Psychosocial Centre

Every year on 20 November we celebrate World Children's Day to remember the adoption of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child in in 1959 and the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989.

But this year is a little different.

New podcast: Heartbeat of Humanity

Heartbeat of Humanity is a podcast about mental health and psychosocial support produced by the IFRC Psychosocial Centre

Heartbeat of Humanity is a podcast about mental health and psychosocial support produced by the IFRC Psychosocial Centre.

The first episode explores how we can better care for staff and volunteers in the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement.

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.

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Resources on COVID-19

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

Here you can find resources assisting the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement in the implementation of the Roadmap, Resolution and Policy on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support.

Resource Centre

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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PS Centre Trainings

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.

See the PS Centre Trainings
Emergencies

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

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PS Centre News

World Children’s Day

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MHPSS lessons learned from global disasters and the coronavirus

Ea Suzanne Akasha  interviews professor dr. Barbara Juen about the psychosocial effects during COVID-19 Part 1: ABC of disasters and…

Heartbeat of Humanity – new podcast from The PS Centre

Today, the PS Centre releases the first episode of a new podcast series: Heartbeat of Humanity Heartbeat of Humanity is…

Upcoming trainings

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.

Resources on Psychological First Aid