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New Mental Health & Psychosocial Support in Humanitarian Emergencies Micro-credential

The Micro-credential course on MHPSS in emergencies is an exciting partnership between Trinity College Dublin University and the IFRC PS Centre, where we seek to better bridge academia and research with programmes and practices of humanitarian organisations

In partnership with the PS Centre, Trinity College Dublin University has launched a new micro-credential course on MHPSS in humanitarian emergencies. The course is set to take place early next year in January 2024, and the deadline for registration is December 11. 

The course is developed for researchers, humanitarian aid workers, volunteers, professionals, or anyone with a keen interest in learning critical skills for the development, management, and monitoring of mental health and psychosocial support programming within humanitarian emergencies.

Participants will:

•    Learn from senior MHPSS experts from the PS Centre, including Sa
•    Gain knowledge of how humanitarian emergencies affect and impact the mental health and psychosocial well-being of individuals, families and communities.
•    Familiarise yourself with the most current research, guidelines, strategies, and interventions available to help mitigate adverse psychological responses common in the context of humanitarian emergencies.
•    Learn about key mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) interventions and current tools available to support individuals across their lifespans, families, and communities.
•    Learn how to tailor existing interventions to address the MHPSS needs of individuals, families and communities, whilst building on local capacities, coping methods and resources.
•    Learn about common monitoring and evaluation frameworks and approaches to assess the effectiveness and acceptability of MHPSS interventions.

For more information, see Mental Health & Psychosocial Support in HE – Micro-credential

On the same topic, listen to the latest episode of Heartbeat of Humanity, where the Head of the PS Centre Technical Unit Sarah Harrison, and Dr. Frédérique Vallières, Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Trinity Centre of Global Health, introduce and discuss the new Micro-credential:

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.

Listen to the podcast here or subscribe on Apple PodcastSpotifyGoogle Podcast or wherever you find your podcasts.

Find more episodes of Heartbeat of Humanity.

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