Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement Policy and International Conference resolution on addressing mental health and psychosocial needs

Here you can find resources assisting the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement in the implementation of the Roadmap, Resolution and Policy on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support.

Reference Documents
A roadmap for implementing International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement commitments on addressing mental health and psychosocial needs 2020 – 2023

In December 2019, the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement adopted a set of commitments addressing mental health and psychosocial needs, including resolution 2 of the 33rd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. This roadmap (2020–2023) has been developed to supports a strategic and coordinated approach to implementation of these commitments, with the aim to strengthen the Movement’s collective response to mental health and psychosocial needs.

Resolution 2: Addressing mental health and psychosocial needs of people affected by armed conflicts, natural disasters and other emergencies

Adopted at the 33rd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement policy on addressing mental health and psychosocial needs

Adopted at the 33rd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

Addressing Mental Health and Psychosocial Needs of People Affected by Armed Conflicts, Natural Disasters and Other Emergencies
Background document
Document prepared by the Working Group of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement Project on Addressing Mental Health and Psychosocial Consequences of Armed Conflicts, Natural Disasters and Other Emergencies (MOMENT)
State of Play Workshop

The State of Play was a workshop internal to the Movement organized by the ICRC, the IFRC and the IFRC PS Centre with support from the British, Danish and the Swedish Red Cross. During the two day, hybrid workshop, 11 Working Group co-leads together with the Interim Coordination Structure looked back at the achievements and looked ahead on how the progress can be supported and fostered for 2022 and 2023.

Monthly Working Group calls and language availability 2022

An overview of the Working Group co-leads and Priority Action Areas together with the meetings scheduled for 2022 and the language availability.

Movement-wide survey report on the progress of MHPSS activities 2021

This report presents the results of the 2021 survey compared to the results of the survey conducted in 2019. A total of 163 National Societies (NS), the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) participated in the survey.

Regional progress report on MHPSS Activities within the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement – Africa 2021

This report presents the results of the 2021 survey compared to the results of the survey conducted in 2019 with focus on the Africa region.

Regional progress report on MHPSS Activities within the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement – Americas 2021

This report presents the results of the 2021 survey compared to the results of the survey conducted in 2019 with focus on the Americas region.

Regional progress report on MHPSS Activities within the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement – Asia Pacific 2021

This report presents the results of the 2021 survey compared to the results of the survey conducted in 2019 with focus on the Asia Pacific region.

Regional progress report on MHPSS Activities within the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement –  Europe and Central Asia 2021

This report presents the results of the 2021 survey compared to the results of the survey conducted in 2019 with a focus on Europe and Central Asia.

Regional progress report on MHPSS Activities within the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement –  Middle East and North Africa 2021

This report presents the results of the 2021 survey compared to the results of the survey conducted in 2019 with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa.

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Movement-wide survey report of MHPSS activities 2019

This report contains the results of the 2019 survey conducted as a baseline for mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) activities carried out by the Movement.

Videos

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

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The movement’s commitments on mental health and psychosocial needs explained through the Mocca Family.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

The importance of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support

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

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

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

 

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

 

The Resolution

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

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

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

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

 

The Policy

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

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

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

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

 

The Framework

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

MHPSS Roadmap Videos

MHPSS Roadmap – Basic level of MHPSS across sectors

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Working Group 1
presented by co-leads Sarah Davidson (British Red Cross) and Sarah Harrison (IFRC PS Centre) in the State of Play Workshop, December 2021.

 

MHPSS Roadmap – Reinforce the Movement’s MHPSS collaboration

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Working Group 2
presented by co-leads Louise Kryger (Danish Red Cross) and Douglas Khayat Araujo Siqueira (ICRC) in the State of Play Workshop December 2021.

 

MHPSS Roadmap – Promote the MHPSS support of staff and volunteer

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Working Group 3
presented by co-leads Maite Zamacona (Swedish Red Cross) and Ines Hake (IFRC) in the State of Play Workshop December 2021.

MHPSS Roadmap – Demonstrate the impact of MHPSS interventions

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Working Group 4
presented by co-leads Monia Aebersold (Swiss Red Cross) and Michelle Engels (IFRC PS Centre) in the State of Play Workshop December 2021.

MHPSS Roadmap – Strengthen the advocacy for mental health and resource mobilization

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Working Group 5
presented by co-leads Jakob Harbo (Danish Red Cross) and Joy Muller (IFRC) in the State of Play Workshop December 2021.

Movement-wide MHPSS Progress Survey Results

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The Movement conducted a follow-up survey in 2021 to capture the mental health and psychosocial activities provided by the Movement components and compare it with the survey results from a similar survey in 2019.

Linking the MHPSS Roadmap with Protection

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Linking the MHPSS Roadmap Implementation and the Protection sector in the Movement, presented by Milena Osorio, Head of Mental Health and Psychosocial Team at ICRC.

MHPSS Roadmap: Roundtable of Managers and Leaders

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The Movement’s leaders and managers came together during the State of Play Workshop on the progress of the Roadmap Implementation, to discuss how staff and volunteer mental health can be promoted and how a basic level of MHPSS can be ensured across the Movement.

IFRC Videos

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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.

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Let’s Act Together

ICRC and IFRC joint video statement on MHPSS.

Podcasts
Webinars
How To Use The Movement Policy And Resolution On Addressing Mental Health And Psychosocial Needs

Facilitator: Vera Carlbaum-Wrennmark (IFRC Youth Commission)

Chat moderation: Sarah Harrison (Co-Chair IASC MHPSS Reference Group and Technical Advisor IFRC Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support)

Panellists include technical experts from National Societies, IFRC and ICRC

Methodology: Interactive (panel presentation, chat, discussion)

Presentations

PowerPoint Presentation template
Created to assist National Societies in explaining the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement policy, resolution and roadmap on mental health and psychosocial support.

National Societies may edit or adapt any of the images or text to fit their specific context. It is encouraged to use photos and examples from your own specific contexts.

You may also wish to include other details:

  • A subtitle such as ‘Mental health and psychosocial support and the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement’
  • Your organization’s name and logo
  • Your role
  • The specific topics you will discuss – the policy, resolution, and/or the roadmap.
Infographics

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement’s Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Framework

Each component of the Movement responds to mental health and psychosocial needs in accordance with its role and mandate. The pyramid model represents the framework of mental health and psychosocial support services that are required to address the needs of individuals, families, and communities in all contexts.

A key to organizing mental health and psychosocial support is to develop a layered system of complementary support that meets the needs of different groups. This multi-layered approach does not imply that all Movement components must provide services in all layers. However, Movement components are expected to assess, refer, and advocate in relation to the full spectrum of mental health and psychosocial support presented in the model, from basic psychosocial support through to specialized mental health care.

The IASC MHPSS Pyramid vs. the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement Framework

This infographic compares and constrasts the IASC MHPSS Pyramid with the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement Framework. Each model represents the various frameworks of mental health and psychosocial support services that are required to address the needs of individuals, families, and communities in all contexts.

The Roadmap for Implementation April 2022

This infographic shows the interim coordination structure and priority action areas for the working group members from 47 different National Society, ICRC and IFRC representatives.

E-learning

Through this short course on the IFRC Learning Platform you will learn about the Movement Policy on Addressing Mental Health and Psychosocial Needs and the action you can take to address the mental health and psychosocial needs of affected people, including staff and volunteers.

You will get to identify the policy’s key statements and concepts, to explain its Movement-wide scope, recognize its importance, outline the implementation roadmap ahead, and commit to what we can do together.

This 11-minute e-learning course is available in English. It is part of a micro-learning series “from Policy to Practice” which is dedicated to policy content and its practical application.