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In 2023, the PS Centre responded to 2,504 requests for assistance from 137 countries including 1,416 requests from organizations within the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement. PS Centre staff and management participated in 50 international fora as host, facilitator, presenter, speaker or participant and had 36 academic collaborations with 10 universities and 59 organizations.
The PS Centre has released five regional progress reports on the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) activities within the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement. The five regions are Africa, the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and Central Asia, and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
The IFRC Psychosocial Centre is looking for a new MHPSS in Emergencies Specialist to take over the role of Co-Chairing the IASC Reference Group on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings (IASC MHPSS RG) alongside the WHO.
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.
The IFRC Psychosocial Centre (PS Centre) is looking for an experienced Communications Officer to strengthen its communication activities. As our new Communications Officer, you will work closely with…
November 20, World Children's Day, is a day the international community commemorates the Declaration of the Rights of the Child by the UN General Assembly on 20 November 1959. In light of this day - and recent armed conflicts and disasters around the world - the PS Centre is directing a focus on how caretakers and parents can support children during emergencies.
In the latest episode of Heartbeat of Humanity, Head of MHPSS Technical Unit Sarah Harrison and Dr. Frédérique Vallières, Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Trinity Centre of Global Health, introduce a micro-credential Masters in Science course that will equip learners with critical skills for the development, management, and monitoring of MHPSS programming in humanitarian emergencies.
In this webinar, REPSSI, APPSI, MHPSS.net, and the PS Centre will introduce the toolkit and how to use it. The toolkit was developed during the COVID-19 Pandemic to counter loneliness by supporting people, especially children and youth, with strengthening their relational skills.
In the latest episode of Heartbeat of Humanity, Communications Officer Trine Rosa Larsen interviews MHPSS Technical Advisor Shona Whitton on memorials, what they are, and what to do when some of the people affected by a crisis wants to remember it while others want to forget.