Psychosocial Support in Flooding
Psychosocial Support in Flooding

The PS Centre was very sorry to hear news about the catastrophic flooding in Western Europe. The loss of lives, livelihoods and homes due to flooding can deeply impact individuals, families and communities. The following two PS Centre publications offer guidance on how to provide psychosocial support in the context of floodings. The affected National Societies are welcome to contact the Psychosocial Centre for additional support or guidance in response to the current floods.

The PS Centre was very sorry to hear news about the catastrophic flooding in Western Europe. The loss of lives, livelihoods and homes due to flooding can deeply impact individuals, families and communities. The following two PS Centre publications offer guidance on how to provide psychosocial support in the context of floodings. The affected National Societies are welcome to contact the Psychosocial Centre for additional support or guidance in response to the current floods.

Supporting Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies in the Balkans
Heartbeat of Humanity: Supporting Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies in the Balkans

Communications Officer Jesper Guhle interviews Technical Advisor Sarah Harrison about her journey to North Macedonia to conduct a training on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergencies for 5 National Societies from the Balkan region. The training was co-facilitated with IFRC’s MHPSS Delegate for the EURO Region, Antonia de Barros Mota.

Communications Officer Jesper Guhle interviews Technical Advisor Sarah Harrison about her journey to North Macedonia to conduct a training on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergencies for 5 National Societies from the Balkan region. The training was co-facilitated with IFRC’s MHPSS Delegate for the EURO Region, Antonia de Barros Mota.

MHPSS Framework
The MHPSS Framework

Each component of the Movement responds to mental health and psychosocial needs in accordance with its role and mandate. The pyramid model represents the framework of mental health and psychosocial support services that are required to address the needs of individuals, families, and communities in all contexts.

Each component of the Movement responds to mental health and psychosocial needs in accordance with its role and mandate. The pyramid model represents the framework of mental health and psychosocial support services that are required to address the needs of individuals, families, and communities in all contexts.

A Hopeful, Healthy, and Happy Living and Learning Toolkit
A Hopeful, Healthy, and Happy Living and Learning Toolkit

This is a newly developed series of tools designed to facilitate support for children, parents/caregivers and teachers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, but may be useful for anyone, anywhere, and any time.
This toolkit includes the following three resources: (1) The Guide for Teachers (2) The Parent-Caregiver Guide and (3) The Activity Guide for Teachers, Parents and Children.

This is a newly developed series of tools designed to facilitate support for children, parents/caregivers and teachers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, but may be useful for anyone, anywhere, and any time.
This toolkit includes the following three resources: (1) The Guide for Teachers (2) The Parent-Caregiver Guide and (3) The Activity Guide for Teachers, Parents and Children.

PFA Vaccine Hesitancy
Psychological First Aid for Vaccine Hesitancy for COVID-19

The PS Centre has just released a new module in the Psychological First Aid in the COVID-19 Outbreak response training toolkit: Psychological First Aid for vaccine hesitancy for COVID-19. It is developed for people who have taken part in the basic training and have a foundational knowledge of Psychological First Aid and how it can be applied in the response to the COVID-19 crisis.

The PS Centre has just released a new module in the Psychological First Aid in the COVID-19 Outbreak response training toolkit: Psychological First Aid for vaccine hesitancy for COVID-19. It is developed for people who have taken part in the basic training and have a foundational knowledge of Psychological First Aid and how it can be applied in the response to the COVID-19 crisis.

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Psychosocial Support in Flooding

The PS Centre was very sorry to hear news about the catastrophic flooding in Western Europe. The loss of lives,…

Heartbeat of Humanity: Supporting Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies in the Balkans

“It was such a pleasure to be able to train in-person again rather than online. The volunteers respond better to…

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement’s Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Framework

The PS Centre has published a new infographic explaing the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Framework. Each component of the…

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

Find resources assisting the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement in the implementation of the Roadmap, Resolution and Policy on Mental Health and 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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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.

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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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