Webinars

Voices from the field discuss the future of PM+ in the MENA region
On 25 May 2022, The PS Centre hosted a webinar in Arabic on the future of PM+ in the MENA region. The webinar was organised as part of the STRENGTHS project which focuses on scaling up psychological interventions with Syrian refugees.
Mental Health and Psychosocial Support before during and after radiological and nuclear emergencies
On 12 April 2022, at the MHPSS European Network Digital Network Meeting ‘Migration in Europe’, IFRC Psychosocial Centre Technical Advisor talks about Mental Health and Psychosocial Support before during and after radiological and nuclear emergencies.
MHPSS in and for Ukraine
On 12 April 2022, at the MHPSS European Network Digital Network Meeting ‘Migration in Europe’, technical manager of the psychosocial services at the Austrian Red Cross Dr. Barbara Juen talks about the ongoing MHPSS responses in Ukraine and neighbouring countries.
Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Mine Action
On 16 November 2021, in a side event at the International Anti-Landmine Conference, chaired by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, PS Centre Technical Advisor Sarah Harrison explains the role of Psychosocial Support in Mine Action
Unboxing: A Hopeful, Healthy, and Happy Living and Learning Toolkit
The authors of the three resources in the toolkit, Ea Suzanne Akasha, Mark Kucklow and Jonathan Morgan ‘unboxed’ the toolkit and introduced the elements of the toolkit resources and how they might be used in practice, while participants had an opportunity to discuss the tools with the authors and each other.
MHPSS Behind the Screen Series: Episode 1
MHPSS Behind the Screen Series is produced by the PS Centre, and it is about how to conduct MHPSS trainings online. Episode 1 talks about how to apply MHPSS principles to online training platforms.
MHPSS Behind the Screen Series: Episode 2
MHPSS Behind the Screen Series is produced by the PS Centre, and it is about how to conduct MHPSS trainings online. Episode 2 looks into the various technical aspects of planning for an online training.
MHPSS Behind the Screen Series: Episode 3
MHPSS Behind the Screen Series is produced by the PS Centre, and it is about how to conduct MHPSS trainings online. Episode 3 talks about how to transform a longer MHPSS training into an online format.
Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in mine action – 24th NDM-UN Side Event
This side event seeks to raise awareness on the importance of integrating Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) in Victim Assistance and Mine Action at large.
Webinar: PFA for all – anywhere and anytime
Psychological First Aid. A webinar for IFRC National Societies by Ea Suzanne Akasha & Anouk Boschma, the IFRC Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support.
Webinar: Remote Psychological First Aid
By Pernille Hansen, psychologist and MHPSS specialist, & Anouk Boschma, technical advisor, The IFRC Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support.
Webinar: Caring for Staff and volunteers
Technical Advisors for the IFRC Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support, Ea Suzanne Akasha & Anouk Boschma, host a webinar on how to care for staff and volunteers in a National Society.
Webinar: Remote Psychological First Aid
Challenges and techniques by psychologist and MHPSS specialist Pernille Hansen.
Webinar: How are children and adolescents doing during COVID-19?
Sleeping, eating and moving. In a research update for European National Societies, the main areas of intervention to improve the wellbeing of children and adolescents were to support children to sleep well, eat properly and exercise.
Webinar: Moral Injury – expanding our understanding of trauma
The concept of moral injury has become increasingly popular over the past years to describe“the lasting psychological, social and spiritual harm caused by actions that transgress a person’s deeply held moral beliefs and expectations“
But what does that actually mean?
In this webinar, we unpack the concept of moral injury by asking three key questions:
- What is the concept of moral injury and how does it expand our understanding of trauma?
- What does the research on moral injury in relation to refugees show us?
- How can we use the concept in relation to humanitarian workers?
Webinar: Five Essential Elements of Psychosocial Support – A conversation with Stevan Hobfoll
Psychosocial support after disasters or other traumatic events should promote five essential principles: 1) a sense of safety 2) calming, 3) Self- and community efficacy 4) social connectedness 5) hope.
Webinar: Setting up and running psychosocial support actitivies in an ERU
By Eliza Cheung, clinical psychologist and specialist in psychosocial support, Hong Kong Red Cross and the PS Centre.

The Setting up and running the psychosocial unit in an ERU webinar focuses on needs assessment, setting up of the psychosocial component and initiating activities in the Basic Health Clinic in emergency operations. Eliza has been involved in many emergency operations and spoke about two large scale operations in recent years, namely the operation in Nepal after the massive 2016 earthquake and in Bangladesh after population movements in 2017.
Webinar: Psychosocial Support as part of a FACT mission
Lessons learned from deployments to natural disasters and population movement. Organised by the IFRC Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support and the IFRC Health and Care Department, Emergency Medical Services.
Webinar: Psychological First Aid – Between evidence and practice
Why is the evidence-base for PFA so limited? What are the challenges for conducting research on PFA?
This webinar address these questions.

- Eliza Cheung, Clinical psychologist, Hong Kong Red Cross and Technical Advisor, PS Centre
- Koen van Praet, Clinical psychologist, Belgian Red Cross (Flanders)
- Ferdinand Garoff, Psychologist, University of Tampere
Webinar: Part 1 – Inner Resilience: Mental Health and Psychosocial Support
Part one is titled “Psychosocial Support for Resilience Building: World Disaster Report 2016” and is presented by Dr Maureen Mooney.
Webinar: Part 2 – Inner Resilience: Mental Health and Psychosocial Support
Presented by Dr Lee Devaney, psychologist, British Red Cross, CRUA project: Building Psychosocial Resilience: Experience from the CRUA project.
Webinar: Part 3 – Inner Resilience: Mental Health and Psychosocial Support
Part three of the webinar “Inner Resilience: Mental Health and Psychosocial Support contains the Q&A session, which followed the presentations by Maureen Mooney and Lee Devaney