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In response to the exponentially growing need to provide Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) services to people displaced from Ukraine National Societies have been committed to integrating and implementing Psychological First Aid (PFA) within their Ukraine Response to provide Psychosocial support and to ensure displaced Ukrainians receive the adequate services.
Sport Coach+ is an innovative project which aims to equip 2,500 sports coaches in Ukraine and surrounding countries with the skills to more effectively manage young players who may have experienced trauma as a result of their forced displacement. 
The IFRC has concerns. The Pact focuses on the normalization of detention and speedier processes at borders. Both are worrying. Detention damages people. Quick decisions can risk returning people who should be granted asylum. In the Pact’s implementation, EU countries must ensure the systemic use of detention is avoided at all costs, and that individuals are always treated as individuals.
The IFRC Psychosocial Centre is one of the partners of a project under EU4Health providing mental health and psychosocial support to Ukrainians affected by more than two years of armed conflict. The project funded by the EU is implemented in collaboration with IFRC, the European Commission’s Directorate General for Health and Food Safety, and National Red Cross Societies in Ukraine and 24 European countries.
In this episode Communication Officer at the IFRC PS Centre, Villads Zahle interviews Moaaz Allahham, a young Syrian man forced onto an irregular route to Europe, Maria Marga, an activist working for Collective Aid to assist people on the move at Serbia's border with the EU, and Sarah Harrison, an IFRC PS Centre expert on the pressures, stress and mental health implications of ongoing abuses along EU borders.
The Olympic Refuge Foundation (ORF) is collaborating with the IFRC Psychosocial Centre, to deliver Sport Coach+, a foundational skills training in trauma-informed coaching practice designed to reach 100,000 young people, including those affected by the displacement crisis resulting from the conflict in Ukraine.
The theme for International Women’s Day 2024 is to inspire the inclusion of women. In 2019, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement made a significant formal commitment to the inclusion of women through Resolution 5 – Women and leadership in the humanitarian action of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
An Interdisciplinary Desk Review has been published by ARQ National Psychotrauma Centre and VU Amsterdam.
The IFRC Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support (PS Centre) is looking for a project administrator to join our international team in Copenhagen.
On 19-21 March 2024 Connecting Climate Minds stakeholders will come together in person in Barbados to finalise the Global Research and Action Agenda, and celebrate the communities that have been built during the past year’s tremendous work undertaken by the Regional Communities of Practices, Lived Experience Working Group, the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre and Imperial’s Climate Cares Centre.
Since the escalation of the armed conflict in Ukraine on 24 February 2022 more than 10 million people have been forcibly displaced internally or to other countries and millions depend on humanitarian aid...
Wounded demobilized or former combatants need psychological and social support in addition to their medical treatment and rehabilitation. They may have reactions because of their physical and psychological trauma or medical procedures and changes in their bodies. They may also be overwhelmed, confused, and emotionally pained when considering the possible changes to their future lives.
On the anniversary of the earthquake that hit Syria and Türkiye on 6 February 2023, we want to thank the staff and volunteers of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent and the Turkish Red Crescent, who have...
Danish Red Cross, IFRC and ICRC have agreed to finalize and sign the partnership agreement for the future Red Cross Red Crescent Movement MHPSS Hub – transforming the PS Centre into a mental health and psychosocial support Hub across the entire...
The EU4Health programme is launching a new guidance note, designed for Red Cross and Red Crescent staff and volunteers to help establishing strong and effective care systems. The launch...
The PS Centre is looking for a senior fundraising and partnership advisor to join our international team in Copenhagen.
The new website includes a new resource library to make our resources more accessible and the library more user-friendly.
In the wake of recent armed conflict, the “Talking to Children about War” infographic poster has now been translated into Arabic. This adaptation will support parents, caregivers, and MHPSS practitioners in the affected regions
In this episode of the Heartbeat of Humanity podcast series, Communications Officer Trine Rosa Larsen interviews three Kenya Red Cross MHPSS practitioners Soony Wendy, Leyla Semkiwa, and Albert Migowa about the new KRCS MHPSS Framework, operating the toll-free 1199 helpline, mental health stigma in Kenya, suicide prevention, body-shaming, methadone clinics, the El-Nino floods, and how they ensure caring for staff and volunteers.
In partnership with the PS Centre, Trinity College Dublin University has launched a new micro-credential course on MHPSS in humanitarian emergencies. Anyone with a keen interest in learning critical skills for the development, management and monitoring of MHPSS programming within humanitarian emergencies - this course is for you. The deadline for registration is December 11.