Vacancy: communications officer

The IFRC Psychosocial Centre is looking for a Communications Officer to manage and further develop the PS Centre communication platforms.

The IFRC Psychosocial Centre is looking for a Communications Officer to manage and further develop the PS Centre communication platforms.

Heartbeat of Humanity: Basic Psychosocial Support across Sectors

In this episode of Heartbeat of Humanity, IFRC Psychosocial Centre Communications Officer Jesper Guhle interviews Sarah Davidson, Head of Psychosocial & Mental Health at British Red Cross, and Sarah Harrison, Technical Team Lead in the IFRC Psychosocial Centre, about implementing basic psychosocial support across sectors in The Red Cross Red Crescent Movement.

In this episode of Heartbeat of Humanity, IFRC Psychosocial Centre Communications Officer Jesper Guhle interviews Sarah Davidson, Head of Psychosocial & Mental Health at British Red Cross, and Sarah Harrison, Technical Team Lead in the IFRC Psychosocial Centre, about implementing basic psychosocial support across sectors in The Red Cross Red Crescent Movement.

World Mental Health Day 2022

October 10 is World Mental Health Day, an international day for global mental health education, awareness and policy advocacy. This year’s theme is “Make Mental Health for All a Global Priority”

October 10 is World Mental Health Day, an international day for global mental health education, awareness and policy advocacy. This year’s theme is “Make Mental Health for All a Global Priority”

New report: We live in a world of worry

In the 2021/22 Human Development Report, UNCERTAIN TIMES, UNSETTLED LIVES: Shaping our Future in a Transforming World, the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, argues that we live in an unprecedented time of uncertainty. The report outlines a new uncertainty complex defined by current events, but on the back-drop of “everyday uncertainty that people have always faced”.

In the 2021/22 Human Development Report, UNCERTAIN TIMES, UNSETTLED LIVES: Shaping our Future in a Transforming World, the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, argues that we live in an unprecedented time of uncertainty. The report outlines a new uncertainty complex defined by current events, but on the back-drop of “everyday uncertainty that people have always faced”.

New online micro-course on addressing mental health and psychosocial needs

A new online short course on Movement Policy and Addressing Mental Health and Psychosocial Needs is available as part of a micro-learning series “from Policy to Practice” launched by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

A new online short course on Movement Policy and Addressing Mental Health and Psychosocial Needs is available as part of a micro-learning series “from Policy to Practice” launched by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

New report: Mental health needs are growing in Ukraine

A new report from the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, Six Months of Armed Conflict in Ukraine, outlines how, in the first six months of the conflict, the Movement have been able to reach 368,000 people with Mental Health and Psychosocial Support, but also that the mental health needs are growing.

A new report from the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, Six Months of Armed Conflict in Ukraine, outlines how, in the first six months of the conflict, the Movement have been able to reach 368,000 people with Mental Health and Psychosocial Support, but also that the mental health needs are growing.

Psychoeducational support package for people affected by floods in Pakistan

The IFRC Psychosocial Centre has created a package of psychoeducational materials for emergencies. The package is available in six languages including Sindhi, the language spoken in the Pakistani province Sindh.

The IFRC Psychosocial Centre has created a package of psychoeducational materials for emergencies. The package is available in six languages including Sindhi, the language spoken in the Pakistani province Sindh.

Red Cross Red Crescent and European Union launch mental health project

National Red Cross Societies in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia have joined forces to offer mental health and psychosocial support services to more than 300,000 people from Ukraine. The project is funded by the European Union with technical assistance from the IFRC and the PS Centre.

National Red Cross Societies in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia have joined forces to offer mental health and psychosocial support services to more than 300,000 people from Ukraine. The project is funded by the European Union with technical assistance from the IFRC and the PS Centre.

Psychosocial support to people in Ukraine and impacted countries

The PS Centre has created a page in the resource library with guides, manuals and training material assisting the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement in the psychosocial support of the millions of people have left their homes in Ukraine and crossed into neighbouring countries.

The PS Centre has created a page in the resource library with guides, manuals and training material assisting the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement in the psychosocial support of the millions of people have left their homes in Ukraine and crossed into neighbouring countries.

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Vacancy: Communications Officer for the PS Centre

The IFRC Psychosocial Centre is looking for a Communications Officer to manage and further develop the PS Centre communication platforms…

Two vacancies in the PS Centre

The IFRC Psychosocial Centre (PS Centre) currently has two vacancies: Finance and HR Officer The PS Centre is looking for…

Heartbeat of Humanity: Basic Psychosocial Support across Sectors

Guaranteeing a basic level of psychosocial support and integrating MHPSS across sectors is very important to people’s well-being and to…

Ukraine and impacted countries crisis

Find resources assisting the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement in the psychosocial support of the millions of people have left their homes in Ukraine and crossed into neighbouring countries.

Latest podcast from the PS Centre

Multimedia

Interviews, training videos, recorded webinars and more…

Resources on COVID-19

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.

Resource Library

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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Emergency tools

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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Resources on Psychological First Aid