New PS Centre guide: Mental health and psychosocial impacts of flooding
Oct 15, 2023
Flooding is the most recurring natural hazard worldwide. Flood events are predicted to increase in both frequency and intensity due to climate change. This 2-pager can help MHPSS practitioners and first responders prepare for the psychosocial responses by people impacted by flooding.
Often when we talk about ‘natural disasters’ there can be an underlying belief that there is nothing we could have done to prevent calamity. But there are many things we can do and much we have learned from disasters of the past.
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The IFRC Psychosocial Centre (PS Centre) contributes knowledge and provides service to the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement. It assists in facilitating mental health and psychosocial support, promotes psychosocial wellbeing for affected groups, staff and volunteers, and increases awareness of psychological reactions in times of crisis or social disruption.
The PS Centre is hosted and supported by Danish Red Cross. It receives financial support from a number of National Societies, institutional and private donors including the European Commission and DANIDA.