Movement videos

Educational videos about the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement’s implementation of the mental health and psychosocial support framework

The importance of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement’s commitments on mental health and psychosocial needs

The Resolution

Addresing mental health and psychosocial needs of people affected by armed conflicts, natural disasters and other emergencies.

The Policy

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement’s policy on addressing mental health and psychosocial needs.

The Framework

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement’s mental health and psychosocial support framework.

Let’s Act Together

ICRC and IFRC joint video statement on MHPSS.

Interviews

The Making of My Hero is You

Interview with Sarah Harrison, Co-Chair of the IASC Reference Group on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings, talks about the lessons learned and the making of My Hero is You.

Caring for staff and volunteers in the COVID-19 outbreak response

Interview with Esmail Yesuf, Senior Psychological Support Officer, Ethiopian Red Cross

Caring for Staff and volunteers in the COVID-19 outbreak response

Interview with Emad Hadi, Psychologial Support Core Team, Iraq Red Crescent Society

Caring for Staff and volunteers in the COVID-19 outbreak response

Hear technical advisor Eliza Cheung from the IFRC Psychosocial Centre talk about caring for staff and volunteers in the COVID-19 outbreak.

Psychosocial support during an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease

Eliza Cheung of Hong Kong Red Cross explains the importance of providing psychosocial support during an outbreak of Ebola

Trainings

Psychological First Aid for COVID-19

The Basic training in PFA for COVID19 outbreak response conducted by psychologist and MHPSS specialist Pernille Hansen.

Psychological First Aid for COVID-19 – Caring for staff and volunteers

The additional module on caring for staff and volunteers of the PFA training for COVID19 by psychologist and MHPSS specialist Pernille Hansen.

Psychological First Aid for children during COVID-19

The additional module on PFA for children during COVID19 by psychologist and MHPSS specialist Pernille Hansen.

Loss and Grief During COVID-19

The additional module on PFA for children during COVID19 by psychologist and MHPSS specialist Pernille Hansen.

Video Podcasts

ABC of disasters and research findings applied to #COVID19

Ea Suzanne Akasha, technical advisor at the IFRC PS Centre, interviews professor dr. Barbara Juen, technical manager of the psychosocial services at the Austrian Red Cross and scientific advisor to ENPS and IFRC PS Centre, about the psychosocial effects during COVID-19.

Research recommendations for the upcoming phases of COVID-19

Ea Suzanne Akasha, Technical Advisor at the IFRC PS Centre, interviews Dr. Professor Barbara Juen, Technical Manager of the psychosocial services at the Austrian Red Cross and Scientific Advisor of ENPS and the IFRC PS Centre, about the psychosocial effects of COVID-19

International Older Persons Day

An interview with Marija Juzbašić, Senior Officer for Anti-trafficking and the PS Unit, by Ea Suzanne Akasha, IFRC PS Centre Technical Advisor.

Suicide prevention

An interview with Kelly McBride, technical advisor, about suicide prevention, by Ea Suzanne Akasha, technical advisor, IFRC PS Centre.

Fear and guilt during COVID-19

An interview with Melanie Powell, MHPSS Technical Advisor at the IFRC Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support, by Ea Suzanne Akasha, technical advisor, IFRC Psychosocial Centre

Calming people down

An interview with Pernille Hansen, Psychologist and MHPSS specialist, by Despina Constandinides, MPHSS delegate

Caring for staff and volunteers

An interview with Louise Steen Kryger, psychologist, MHPSS senior adviser in Danish Red Cross, by Ea Suzanne Akasha,technical advisor, IFRC PS Centre

Proud to volunteer

An interview with Sarah Harrison, IFRC PS Centre technical advisor and Co-chair of IASC MHPSS
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Psychological First Aid in COVID-19

An interview with Pernille Hansen, Psychologist and MHPSS specialist, by Ea Suzanne Akasha,technical advisor, IFRC PS Centre

Monitoring and evaluation in COVID-19

An interview with Sarah Harrison, technical advisor, IFRC PS Centre, IASC MHPSS RG co-chair, and Koen van Praet, technical advisor, Belgium Red Cross, Flanders, by Ea Suzanne Akasha,technical advisor, IFRC PS Centre

Peer Support and Buddy Systems

An interview with Despina Constandinides, MPHSS delegate, by Ea Suzanne Akasha, technical advisor, IFRC Psychosocial Centre

Webinars

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
Webinar: Moral Injury – expanding our understanding of trauma
  • 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
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.

Webinar: Psychosocial Support as part of a FACT mission

Lessons learned from deployments to natual 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?

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 ny Maureen Mooney and Lee Devaney

For Children

The Global Particpation of My Hero is You

An animated film that reflects on the global collaboration that went into the making of My Hero is You.

Children’s Health Matters Too

Celebrating World Children’s Day in the time of COVID 19

My Hero is You: Puppet Show in Arabic

My Hero is You, adapted as as a puppet show in Arabic. The puppet show was created through a collaboration between seven organizations: WHO, UNICEF, UNHCR, IMC, AAH, DORCAS, and SARC (Syrian Arab Red Crescent).

My Hero is You

The children’s book My Hero is You, adapted as an animated film. The film aims to convey and extent the book’s aim to empower children by helping them understand and cope with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.