Technical and operational support

An integral part of the PS Centre’s work is to provide technical and operational support to National Societies and IFRC technical and operational teams.

Technical support refers to the overall work of the Centre based on the staff’s technical expertise (educational background and experience) in psychosocial support (PSS). Technical support encompasses various types of activities and tasks such as supplying inputs to guidelines, defining intervention strategies, providing training and supporting the National Societies’ PSS focal points by responding to different types of inquiries. Also part of technical support, operational support concerns more direct involvement in the design, set up, monitoring, and evaluation of PSS. As its name suggests, this type of support is related to ‘operations’ and (emergency or development) programmes implemented in the field. Assistance in organising a PSS ERU deployment, or field Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) of long-term projects are good examples of operational support activities. Both forms of support are relevant in emergency settings where the work of the Centre also includes providing assistance to the IFRC Emergency Response Units (ERUs), i.e. recommending suitable participants for emergency assessment missions (FACT), and facilitating the deployment of the ERU PSS component when this is relevant.

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, and in compliance with the guidelines given by the authorities, the PS Centre has suspended all on-site trainings until August 31. including this training. Applicant who have already signed up for thes courses have been contacted directly. For further inquiries, please write to psacademy@rodekors.dk.

Psychological First Aid – Training of Trainers

June 9 @ 9:00 am - June 12 @ 5:00 pm

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, and in compliance with the guidelines given by the authorities, the PS Centre has suspended all on-site trainings until August 31. including this training. Applicant who have already signed up for thes courses have been contacted directly. For further inquiries, please write to psacademy@rodekors.dk.

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Psychosocial Support in Emergencies (PSSiE)

September 14 @ 8:00 am - September 18 @ 5:00 pm

A four-day specialized course in planning, development and practical implementation of mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) in humanitarian settings. This training is open to participants from all humanitarian organizations working with MHPSS and related fields. The training is followed by a stand-alone introduction training day on scalable interventions. If applying for both trainings, there [...]

The PS Centre offers a day long introduction to community mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) through scalable, low-intensity psychological interventions. Scalable MHPSS interventions are recognized as a useful and important way to deliver MHPSS in communities, particularly in contexts where access to supportive services are lacking. Scalable MHPSS interventions focus on utilizing approaches that [...]