The emergency task force of the Møre and Romsdal branches of the Norwegian Red Cross were in a meeting to…
Launch event: Mental Health and Psychosocial Consequences of Armed Conflicts, Natural Disasters and other Emergencies
Launch event: Addressing the mental health and psychosocial consequences of armed conflicts, natural disasters and other emergencies (Click the title…
The PS Centre is partner in the STRENGTHS project, which is teaching Syrian refugees to provide a mental health intervention called Problem Management+ (PM+). An earlier version of its curriculum, which was developed by the World Health Organization, was tested with displaced populations in Pakistan and survivors of gender-based violence in Kenya and proved to be effective.
During eoutbreaks of Ebola, psychosocial support is vital to ensure the well-being of the affected population, and also to counter-act the threats to public health and safety that fear, stigmatization and misconception poses.
A Faith-sensitive approach in humanitarian response: Guidance on mental health and psychosocial programming
Humanitarian agencies have become increasingly aware of the importance of religion in the lives of those they seek to assist and of the potential value of more effective engagement with local faith actors in humanitarian settings. Equally, however, there is concern about how to address these issues in a way that does not threaten humanitarian principles of impartiality and neutrality, nor risk heightening any existing religious tensions.
In many ways, 2017 was a special year seen through the lenses of mental health and psychosocial support in the IFRC. International attention has never been so strongly focused on psychosocial support at field level, in research and at policy level.