Inmates learn psychosocial support in Irish prison

It feels a bit unreal and as being in a parallel world when entering into the prison. We walk through five security checkpoints before we arrive in the training room. It’s a large, bright yellow and quite cold room with plastic chairs and a flip chart. We must leave all our electronics – phones, laptops, tablets –on the outside. So, no PowerPoint or other types of aid. Back to basics.

  • Jesper Guhle
  • December 13, 2017

Resolution passed: Addressing mental health and psychosocial needs

“Mental health and psychosocial support is not an appendix. It is at the core of what we do when we do health. We want to harmonise our approach but also bring it to the States, because the Movement won’t be able to do this alone” Yves Daccord, Director-General, ICRC

  • Jesper Guhle
  • November 13, 2017

New PS Centre material: Psychosocial Support in Flooding

By some miracle, the conservatory wasn’t badly damaged. The first thing we did was to clean it up. We put in a space heater, some nice furniture and cosy lightning. Then, amidst all the chaos, filth and uncertainty, we had a sanctuary. It was a place to be and for the neighbours to come together.

  • Jesper Guhle
  • July 27, 2017

Pledge to address the psychological effect of armed conflicts and violence

Sign the pledge!  Armed conflicts and violence give rise to great mental health and psychosocial challenges among millions of men,…

  • Jesper Guhle
  • November 29, 2016

Addressing the taboo of the emotional needs of men

Azad and Nashmia fled northern Iraq the day that 10 of their family members were kidnapped. Their only thought was to get to somewhere safe, somewhere that could protect them from the violence and uncertainty they faced every day in their village.

  • Jesper Guhle
  • September 13, 2016

Monitoring and evaluation training

“There is a myth that it is very difficult to measure the impact of PSS interventions and to find good…

  • Jesper Guhle
  • May 13, 2016

Treating both physical and emotional trauma following earthquakes in Nepal

The Japanese Red Cross psychosocial support team uses puppets to help children talk about the trauma they have experienced following…

  • Jesper Guhle
  • July 7, 2015