The staff and volunteers are not as concerned about the increase in workload as the daily disruptions to their lives, for example the air raid sirens that go off multiple times during the day, the restrict movement – you then have to sit in a shelter or isolate yourself in the office – and then you can’t move, which also means you can’t pick your children up or you can’t go home. Sometimes you are stuck in the shelter for half an hour, or you could be stuck in the shelter for six hours.
Sarah Harrison, Head of the MHPSS Technical Unit
In this episode of Heartbeat of Humanity, Communications Officer Jesper Guhle interviews Sarah Harrison, Head of the MHPSS Technical Unit in the Psychosocial Centre, about her mental health and psychosocial support assessment in Ukraine.
This episode of Heartbeat of Humanity was funded by the European Union. Its contents are the sole responsibility of the IFRC Psychosocial Centre and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.
The podcast Heartbeat of Humanity is mainly for staff and volunteers in the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, especially staff and volunteers working in mental health and psychosocial support services.
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