PS Resource centre

One of the main functions of the PS Centre is to gather and share knowledge. The PS Centre publishes training tool kits, resource kits, handbooks etc. on mental health psychosocial support, which we have assembled here in one comprehensive library. The library primarily contains publications from the PS Centre, but key resources from external partners are also included.

For a more comprehensive collection of resources from many different resources we recommend the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Network.

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Psychological Coping During Disease Outbreak

Language: English

Publication year : 2020

Type: Information package

疫境中的情緒處理 – MHPSS during disease outbreak

Language: Chinese

Publication year : 2020

Type: Information package

疫境中的情绪处理 – MHPSS during disease outbreak (Simple Chinese)

Language: Simple Chinese

Publication year : 2020

Type: Information package

MHPSS during disease outbreak – provider

Language: English

Publication year : 2020

Type: Information package

疫境中的情緒處理 MHPSS during disease outbreak – provider

Language: Chinese

Publication year : 2020

Type: Information package

疫境中的情绪处理 MHPSS during disease outbreak – provider (Simple Chinese)

Language: Simple Chinese

Publication year : 2020

Type: Information package

MHPSS during disease outbreak – elderly

Language: English

Publication year : 2020

Type: Information package

疫境中的情緒處理 MHPSS during disease outbreak – elderly

Language: Chinese

Publication year : 2020

Type: Information package

疫境中的情绪处理 MHPSS during disease outbreak – elderly (Simple Chinese)

Language: Simple Chinese

Publication year : 2020

Type: Information package

MHPSS IFRC PSC COVID-19 Guidance Japanese

Language: Japanese

Publication year : 2020

Type: Manual

WHO: Mental Health Considerations during COVID-19 Outbreak

Language: English

Publication year : 2020

Type: Brochure, Information package, Manual

COVID-19 Community engagement

Language: English

Publication year : 2020

Type: Brochure, Information package, Manual

Social Stigma associated with COVID-19

Language: English

Publication year : 2020

Type: Information package, Manual

Reakcje psychologiczne w czasie rozwoju epidemii Jak sobie z nimi poradzić? MHPSS During Disease Outbreak

Language: Polish

Publication year : 2020

Type: Brochure, Information package, Manual

Coping with stress during the COVID-19 outbreak

Language: English

Publication year : 2020

Type: Information package

Coping with stress during the COVID-19 outbreak

Language: Bengali

Publication year : 2020

Type: Information package, Manual

14 Day Well-Being Kit ALL (Chinese)

Language: Chinese

Publication year : 2020

Type: Brochure, Information package

14 Day Well-Being Kit ALL (English)

Language: English

Publication year : 2020

Type: Brochure, Information package

IFRC brief guidance note on caring for volunteers in COVID-19

Language: English

Publication year : 2020

Type: Brochure, Information package

Remote Psychological First Aid during the COVID-19 outbreak Interim guidance – March 2020 (Italian)

Language: Italian

Publication year : 2020

Type: Information package, Manual

Remote Psychological First Aid during the COVID-19 outbreak Interim guidance – March 2020 (Portuguese)

Language: Portugeese

Publication year : 2020

Type: Information package, Manual

Remote Psychological First Aid during the COVID-19 outbreak Interim guidance – March 2020 (German)

Language: German

Publication year : 2020

Type: Information package, Manual

Remote Psychological First Aid during the COVID-19 outbreak Interim guidance – March 2020 (Serbian)

Language: Serbian

Publication year : 2020

Type: Information package, Manual

Three faces of the COVID-19 we must be alert to

Language: English

Publication year : 2020

Type: Manual

Supportive supervision during COVID-19

Language: English

Publication year : 2020

Type: Manual

Monitoring and Evaluation for MHPSS in COVID-19

Language: English

Publication year : 2020

Type: Manual

Remote Psychological First Aid during COVID-19 – May 2020

Language: English

Publication year : 2020

Type: Brochure, Information package, Manual

Child Friendly Activity Cards

Language: English

Publication year : 2020

Type: Manual

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Activities
Specific mental health and psychosocial activities, such as child-friendly spaces, sports, disaster preparedness, young people etc.
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Background materials
Useful background knowledge for implementing mhpss activities from other organisations. Includes policies, minimum standards and guidelines etc.
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Basic PSS
New to MHPSS? Or want to brush up on the foundations of skills and interventions? Then start here.
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Corona / COVID-19
Prevent and mitigate negative mental health effects of corona / COVID-19. Useful MHPSS materials for the pandemic.
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Emergencies
The most important resources for MHPSS in emergencies collected in one places. Includes guidelines, IEC, M&E and specific emergencies.
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Event types
Resources on specific types of events and crises, such as epidemics, flooding, armed conflict, sexual violence, migration.
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Order, translate, adapt
Order hard copies of selected PS Centre materials and find information about how you can adapt and translate our materials.
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Programme management
Monitoring and evaluation, programme planning, policies and standards for MHPSS programme management.
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Specific target groups
Resources aimed at specific target groups such as survivors of sexual and gender-based violence, children, youth etc.
The PS Centre has released two new publications with valuable information on providing psychosocial support for people who have been separated from family members. The field guide and the one-day training module – were developed to support staff and volunteers in a wide range of settings.
Caring for Volunteers assists National Societies in preparing and supporting volunteers for their work during and after disasters, conflicts and other crisis events. It contains practical tools and information on preparing for crises, communication and PFA, peer support and monitoring and evaluation.
The Toolkit for Child Friendly Spaces in Humanitarian Settings was developed by the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support and World Vision International. The toolkit provides a set of materials to assist managers and facilitators/animators in setting up and implementing quality CFS.
The Children’s Resilience Programme is a resource kit that guides the planning and implementation of a children’s resilience programme. The activities described here aim to help children build strength and resilience so they can cope positively with difficult life situations.
The Community-based psychosocial support training kit provides resources for trainers and participants in key aspects of psychosocial support, including understanding the impact of crisis events, supportive communication, protection issues and self-care. The kit features a trainer’s book and participant’s book with accompanying PowerPoint slides.
Coping with Crisis is the PS Centre magazine for National Societies and other stakeholders, featuring the latest in psychosocial support, development and research. Available online in Arabic, English, French and Spanish. Also available in English in hard copy. Coping with Crisis was discontinued in 2014.
Different. Just Like you: A psychosocial approach promoting the inclusion of persons with disabilities is aimed at professionals and volunteers who work with persons with disabilities. The concept of empowerment is central to the whole approach presented in this handbook.
In recent years, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies have tripled the number of operations responding to epidemics worldwide. Epidemics are primarily addressed through public health campaigns and medical treatment; however, psychosocial support interventions also play an important role in the response efforts.
In this section, you can find key reports and guidelines that are not published by the PS Centre. The publications in this section are endorsed by the PS Centre. For a broader selection of materials about psychosocial support, we recommend the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Network resources.

Flooding (2 )

Psychosocial Support in Flooding: Toolbox accompanies Key Actions for Psychosocial Support in Flooding: Creating resilience in urban areas. The toolbox provides and overview of available tools that are relevant for psychosocial support in flooding situations.
The Psychosocial Centre has together with three European partners developed a training manual for lay counsellors. ‘Lay counselling: A trainer’s manual’ sets out the role and responsibilities of lay counsellors and the organisation within which they work.
Monitoring and evaluation is one of the most difficult aspects of psychosocial support programming. The IFRC Psychosocial Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Framework was developed in order to identify and ensure best practices throughout IFRC global psychosocial programmes, contributing to quality interventions and strengthening the advocacy for psychosocial support programmes.
MOVING TOGETHER: Promoting psychosocial well-being through sport and physical activity is a handbook for experts and practitioners in sociology, psychology, social work, sport and physical education to enable them to deliver psychosocial support programmes in crisis situations.
Life Skills – Skills for Life: A handbook, has been developed for staff, volunteers and programme coordinators working in developmental and emergency settings. With lots of practical tools to tailor activities to specific target groups, it takes the reader through the process of assessing needs, planning, implementing and monitoring and evaluating a life skills programme.
Psychosocial Support for Youth in Post-Conflict Situations – a trainer’s handbook is a joint initiative of the PS Centre and Danish Red Cross Youth. It combines a training programme in community-based psychosocial support for youth in post-conflict situations with modules on facilitating training.

PSSiE (19 )

This section contains a range of material related to psychosocial support in emergencies (PSSiE), including the ERU manual and information brochures that can be handed out. The information brochures are available in a number of languages and in ready-to-print PDF files, as well as in Word files.
Psychological first aid is a simple, yet powerful way of helping someone in distress. It involves paying attention to the person’s reactions, active listening and if relevant, practical assistance to help address immediate problems and basic needs.
This handbook is the product of an extensive review of psychosocial interventions with particular focus on the lessons learned from the psychosocial response to the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004. The handbook consists of considerations and recommendations for psychosocial practitioners.
The Rapid assessment guide provides standards and directions on how to carry out rapid needs assessment for Psychosocial Support (PSS) and Violence Prevention (VP) initiatives including child protection and sexual and gender-based violence.

SGBV (4 )

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support (PS Centre) has developed this two-day basic training in psy- chosocial support for people affected by SGBV to prepare staff and volunteers for working with survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV)
Strengthening Resilience was developed to answer the growing demand for guidance on how to implement psychosocial support activities. It is designed to provide the practitioner with a range of possibilities when planning psychosocial support activities.
The Resilience Programme for Young Men is a resource for programme managers and trainers in providing psychosocial support for young men living in vulnerable or unstable situations. It has two components: The psychosocial handbook and The activity catalogue, available in English and Arabic
The PS Centre has also developed a range of Information, Education and Communications material, that are suitable to use as handouts during and after crisis. The brochures in various languages can be found in PDF and word files (for easy translation and adaptation) in the “Information, Education and Communications materials” section under “Psychosocial support in emergencies”.

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Child Friendly Activity Cards

Language: English

Publication year : 2020

Type: Manual

Remote Psychological First Aid during COVID-19 – May 2020

Language: English

Publication year : 2020

Type: Brochure, Information package, Manual

Volunteering in response to COVID-19: spontaneous volunteers

Language: English

Publication year : 2020

Type: Brochure

Monitoring and Evaluation for MHPSS in COVID-19

Language: English

Publication year : 2020

Type: Manual

Supportive supervision during COVID-19

Language: English

Publication year : 2020

Type: Manual

Online PFA training for COVID-19

Language: English

Publication year : 2020

Type: Training

Safe Ramadan practices in the context of the COVID-19

Language: English

Publication year : 2020

Type: Article

Three faces of the COVID-19 we must be alert to

Language: English

Publication year : 2020

Type: Manual

Coping with stress during the COVID-19 outbreak

Language: Bangla

Publication year : 2020

Remote Psychological First Aid during the COVID-19 outbreak Interim guidance – March 2020 (Serbian)

Language: Serbian

Publication year : 2020

Type: Information package, Manual