In this episode of Heartbeat of Humanity, technical advisor at the IFRC Psychosocial Centre Anouk Boschma interviews Alex Ssimbwa, the regional IFRC MHPSS delegate for the African region, who shares his passion for MHPSS and experience with working in the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement.
This episode explores the lessons learned in relation to MHPSS from the Ebola outbreak that can be applied to the COVID-19 pandemic. Anouk and Alex also talk about how to provide psychosocial support despite physical distancing, and how National Societies can mobilize communities and increase MHPSS services.
The podcast Heartbeat of Humanity is about mental health and psychosocial support.
The podcast 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.