The IFRC Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support (PS Centre) assists the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement in facilitating mental health and psychosocial support.
The PS Centre promotes mental health and psychosocial well-being for affected groups, staff, and volunteers, and increases awareness of psychological reactions in times of crisis or social disruption.
The PS Centre works in partnership with Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies, academic institutions, donors, international humanitarian organizations, and other stakeholders to promote and enable the mental health and psychosocial well-being of people affected by adversity.
Through trainings, publications, webinars, podcasts, and training videos, the PS Centre enables National Societies worldwide to understand, respond, and utilize evidence-based practice in meeting the mental health and psychosocial needs of vulnerable groups.
The PS Centre coordinates closely with the IFRC Global Health and Care Team based at the IFRC Secretariat in Geneva and the Health and Care delegates and MHPSS delegates based at the IFRC Regional Offices. The PS Centre is governed by its Steering Committee, which is advised by the Advisory Group. The PS Centre is hosted by Danish Red Cross.