For Children

The Global Particpation of My Hero is You

An animated film that reflects on the global collaboration that went into the making of My Hero is You.

Children’s Health Matters Too

Celebrating World Children’s Day in the time of COVID 19

My Hero is You: Puppet Show in Arabic

My Hero is You, adapted as as a puppet show in Arabic. The puppet show was created through a collaboration between seven organizations: WHO, UNICEF, UNHCR, IMC, AAH, DORCAS, and SARC (Syrian Arab Red Crescent).

My Hero is You

The children’s book My Hero is You, adapted as an animated film. The film aims to convey and extent the book’s aim to empower children by helping them understand and cope with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

IFRC videos

Selected videos from IFRC.

Red Cross Red Crescent Reference Centres

The PS Centre is a Reference Centre, the IFRC Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support. Reference Centres are Centres of Expertise in defined areas. See this video to learn more.

Red Talk

Chika from IFRC interviews Technical Advisor Ea Suzanne Akasha about the relation between MHPSS and COVID-19.

World Mental Health Day 2019

Campaign video about Mental Health and Psychosocial Support produced by the International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent for World Mental Health Day 2019.

Interviews

A Hopeful, Healthy & Happy Living & Learning Toolkit

Ea Suzanne Akasha, technical advisor in the IFRC Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support, presents the training toolkit: A Hopeful, Healthy & Happy Living & Learning Toolkit, a series of tools designed to facilitate support for children, parents/caregivers and teachers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, but may be useful for anyone, anywhere, and any time.

On-line facilitation in Mental Health and Psychosocial Support

Ea Suzanne Akasha, technical advisor in the IFRC Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support, introduces the new guide On-line facilitation in Mental Health and Psychosocial Support. The guide builds on experiences with conducting participatory on-line MHPSS training at the Psychosocial Centre and encourages the use of on-line trainings combining technical skills with social-emotional learning.

Honduran Red Cross MHPSS Response to the Eta-Iota Hurricanes

Greisy Trejo, Emergency Health Officer and MHPSS of the IFRC Regional Office of the Americas, interviews Dina Mendoza, responsible for the MHPSS response of the Honduran RC for the emergency caused by the Eta-Iota hurricanes, about the MHPSS support for affected populations.

The Making of My Hero is You

Interview with Sarah Harrison, Co-Chair of the IASC Reference Group on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings, talks about the lessons learned and the making of My Hero is You.

Caring for staff and volunteers in the COVID-19 outbreak response

Interview with Esmail Yesuf, Senior Psychological Support Officer, Ethiopian Red Cross

Caring for Staff and volunteers in the COVID-19 outbreak response

Interview with Emad Hadi, Psychologial Support Core Team, Iraq Red Crescent Society

Caring for Staff and volunteers in the COVID-19 outbreak response

Hear technical advisor Eliza Cheung from the IFRC Psychosocial Centre talk about caring for staff and volunteers in the COVID-19 outbreak.

Psychosocial support during an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease

Eliza Cheung of Hong Kong Red Cross explains the importance of providing psychosocial support during an outbreak of Ebola

Movement videos

Educational videos about the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement’s implementation of the mental health and psychosocial support framework

The Red Cross Red Crescent Movement’s MHPSS Framework and the Mocca family

The Red Cross Red Crescent Movement’s Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Framework explained through the Mocca family.

English version

Expliquer le cadre de santé mentale et de soutien psychosocial du Mouvement à travers la famille Mocca

The Red Cross Red Crescent Movement’s Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Framework explained through the Mocca family.

French version

Explicar el Marco de Salud Mental y Apoyo Psicosocial del Movimiento a través de la Familia Mocca

The Red Cross Red Crescent Movement’s Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Framework explained through the Mocca family.

Spanish version

شرح إطار الحركة في مجال الصحة النفسية والدعم النفسي والاجتماعي من خلال أسرة موكا

The Red Cross Red Crescent Movement’s Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Framework explained through the Mocca family.

Arabic version

La struttura del servizio de salute mentale e supporto psicosociale del movimento insieme alla famiglia Mocca.

The Red Cross Red Crescent Movement’s Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Framework explained through the Mocca family.

Italian version

The Red Cross Red Crescent Movement’s MHPSS Framework and the Mocca family

The Red Cross Red Crescent Movement’s Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Framework explained through the Mocca family.

Icelandic version

In English
The importance of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement’s commitments on mental health and psychosocial needs

The Resolution

Addresing mental health and psychosocial needs of people affected by armed conflicts, natural disasters and other emergencies.

The Policy

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement’s policy on addressing mental health and psychosocial needs.

The Framework

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement’s mental health and psychosocial support framework.

In French
L’importance de la santé mentale et du soutien psychosocial

Les engagements du Mouvement International de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge en matière de santé mentale et de besoins psychosociaux.

La résolution

Répondre aux besoins santé mentale et aux besoins psychosociaux des personnes touchées par les conflits armés, les catastrophes naturelles et autres situations d’urgence.

La politique

La politique du Mouvement international de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge pour répondre aux besoins de santé mentale et psychosociaux.

Le Cadre

Le cadre d’appui psychosocial et de santé mentale du Mouvement international de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge.

In Spanish
La importancia de la salud mental y el apoyo psicosocial

Compromisos del Movimiento Internacional de la Cruz Roja y de la Media Luna Roja en materia de salud mental y necesidades psicosociales.

La resolución

Atender las necesidades psicosociales y de salud mental de las personas que sufren el impacto de conflictos armados, desastres naturales y otras emergencias.

La política

La política del Movimiento Internacional de la Cruz Roja y de la Media Luna Roja para abordar las necesidades psicosociales y de salud mental.

El marco

El marco de apoyo psicosocial y de salud mental del Movimiento Internacional de la Cruz Roja y de la Media Luna Roja.

In Arabic

أهمية الصحة النفسية والدعم النفسي الاجتماعي

التزامات الحركة الدولية للصليب الأحمر والهلال الأحمر بشأن احتياجات الصحة النفسية والاحتياجات النفسية الاجتماعية

القرارات

تلبية احتياجات الصحة النفسية والاحتياجات النفسية الاجتماعية للأفراد المتضررين من النزاعات المسلحة والكوارث الطبيعية وغيرها من حالات الطوارئ

السياسات

سياسة الحركة الدولية للصليب الاحمر والهلال الأحمر بشأن تلبية احتياجات الصحة النفسية والاحتياجات النفسية الاجتماعية

اطار العمل

اطار عمل الحركة الدولية للصليب الأحمر والهلال الأحمر للصحة النفسية والدعم النفسي الاجتماعي

Let’s Act Together

ICRC and IFRC joint video statement on MHPSS.

Trainings

Psychological First Aid for COVID-19

The Basic training in PFA for COVID19 outbreak response conducted by psychologist and MHPSS specialist Pernille Hansen.

Psychological First Aid for COVID-19 – Caring for staff and volunteers

The additional module on caring for staff and volunteers of the PFA training for COVID19 by psychologist and MHPSS specialist Pernille Hansen.

Psychological First Aid for children during COVID-19

The additional module on PFA for children during COVID19 by psychologist and MHPSS specialist Pernille Hansen.

Loss and Grief During COVID-19

The additional module on PFA for children during COVID19 by psychologist and MHPSS specialist Pernille Hansen.

Webinars

Unboxing: A Hopeful, Healthy, and Happy Living and Learning Toolkit

The authors of the three resources in the toolkit, Ea Suzanne Akasha, Mark Kucklow and Jonathan Morgan ‘unboxed’ the toolkit and introduced the elements of the toolkit resources and how they might be used in practice, while participants had an opportunity to discuss the tools with the authors and each other.

MHPSS Behind the Screen Series: Episode 1

MHPSS Behind the Screen Series is produced by the PS Centre, and it is about how to conduct MHPSS trainings online. Episode 1 talks about how to apply MHPSS principles to online training platforms.

MHPSS Behind the Screen Series: Episode 2

MHPSS Behind the Screen Series is produced by the PS Centre, and it is about how to conduct MHPSS trainings online. Episode 2 looks into the various technical aspects of planning for an online training.

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in mine action – 24th NDM-UN Side Event

This side event seeks to raise awareness on the importance of integrating Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) in Victim Assistance and Mine Action at large.

Webinar: PFA for all – anywhere and anytime

Psychological First Aid. A webinar for IFRC National Societies by Ea Suzanne Akasha & Anouk Boschma, the IFRC Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support.

Webinar: Remote Psychological First Aid

By Pernille Hansen, psychologist and MHPSS specialist, & Anouk Boschma, technical advisor,  The IFRC Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support.

Webinar: Caring for Staff and Volunteers

Technical Advisors for the IFRC Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support, Ea Suzanne Akasha & Anouk Boschma, host a webinar on how to care for staff and volunteers in a National Society.

Webinar: How are children and adolescents doing during COVID-19?

Sleeping, eating and moving. In a research update for European National Societies, the main areas of intervention to improve the wellbeing of children and adolescents were to support children to sleep well, eat properly and exercise.

Webinar: Moral Injury – expanding our understanding of trauma
  • What is the concept of moral injury and how does it expand our understanding of trauma?
  • What does the research on moral injury in relation to refugees show us?
  • How can we use the concept in relation to humanitarian workers?
Webinar: Five Essential Elements of Psychosocial Support – A conversation with Stevan Hobfoll

Psychosocial support after disasters or other traumatic events should promote five essential principles: 1) a sense of safety 2) calming, 3) Self- and community efficacy 4) social connectedness 5) hope.

Webinar: Setting up and running psychosocial support actitivies in an ERU

By Eliza Cheung, clinical psychologist and specialist in psychosocial support, Hong Kong Red Cross and the PS Centre.

Webinar: Psychosocial Support as part of a FACT mission

Lessons learned from deployments to natual disasters and population movement. Organised by the IFRC Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support and the IFRC Health and Care Department, Emergency Medical Services.

Webinar: Psychological First Aid – Between evidence and practice

Why is the evidence-base for PFA so limited?
What are the challenges for conducting research on PFA?

Webinar: Part 1 – Inner Resilience: Mental Health and Psychosocial Support

Part one is titled “Psychosocial Support for Resilience Building: World Disaster Report 2016” and is presented by Dr Maureen Mooney.

Webinar: Part 2 – Inner Resilience: Mental Health and Psychosocial Support

Presented by Dr Lee Devaney, psychologist, British Red Cross, CRUA project: Building Psychosocial Resilience: Experience from the CRUA project.

Webinar: Part 3 – Inner Resilience: Mental Health and Psychosocial Support

Part three of the webinar “Inner Resilience: Mental Health and Psychosocial Support contains the Q&A session, which followed the presentations by Maureen Mooney and Lee Devaney

Video Podcasts

Mental health of young adults during COVID-19

Ea Suzanne Akasha, technical advisor at the IFRC PS Centre, interviews professor Dr. Barbara Juen, technical manager of the psychosocial services at the Austrian Red Cross and scientific advisor to ENPS , and psychologist Vanessa Kulcar, about young adult s’ mental health during COVID-19.

ABC of disasters and research findings applied to COVID-19

Ea Suzanne Akasha, technical advisor at the IFRC PS Centre, interviews professor dr. Barbara Juen, technical manager of the psychosocial services at the Austrian Red Cross and scientific advisor to ENPS and IFRC PS Centre, about the psychosocial effects during COVID-19.

Research recommendations for the upcoming phases of COVID-19

Ea Suzanne Akasha, Technical Advisor at the IFRC PS Centre, interviews Dr. Professor Barbara Juen, Technical Manager of the psychosocial services at the Austrian Red Cross and Scientific Advisor of ENPS and the IFRC PS Centre, about the psychosocial effects of COVID-19

International Older Persons Day

An interview with Marija Juzbašić, Senior Officer for Anti-trafficking and the PS Unit, by Ea Suzanne Akasha, IFRC PS Centre Technical Advisor.

Suicide prevention

An interview with Kelly McBride, technical advisor, about suicide prevention, by Ea Suzanne Akasha, technical advisor, IFRC PS Centre.

Fear and guilt during COVID-19

An interview with Melanie Powell, MHPSS Technical Advisor at the IFRC Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support, by Ea Suzanne Akasha, technical advisor, IFRC Psychosocial Centre

Calming people down

An interview with Pernille Hansen, Psychologist and MHPSS specialist, by Despina Constandinides, MPHSS delegate

Caring for staff and volunteers

An interview with Louise Steen Kryger, psychologist, MHPSS senior adviser in Danish Red Cross, by Ea Suzanne Akasha,technical advisor, IFRC PS Centre

Proud to volunteer

An interview with Sarah Harrison, IFRC PS Centre technical advisor and Co-chair of IASC MHPSS
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Psychological First Aid in COVID-19

An interview with Pernille Hansen, Psychologist and MHPSS specialist, by Ea Suzanne Akasha,technical advisor, IFRC PS Centre

Monitoring and evaluation in COVID-19

An interview with Sarah Harrison, technical advisor, IFRC PS Centre, IASC MHPSS RG co-chair, and Koen van Praet, technical advisor, Belgium Red Cross, Flanders, by Ea Suzanne Akasha,technical advisor, IFRC PS Centre

Peer Support and Buddy Systems

An interview with Despina Constandinides, MPHSS delegate, by Ea Suzanne Akasha, technical advisor, IFRC Psychosocial Centre