Organization

The PS Centre works in partnership with National Societies, academic institutions, donors, international humanitarian organizations and other stakeholders related to MHPSS to promote and enable the mental health psychosocial well-being of people affected by adversity, staff and volunteers.

The PS Centre receives funding and support from National Societies and institutional and private donors.

The PS Centre is an IFRC Reference Centre. A reference centre is a centre of expertise in a defined technical or thematic area. It is created by one or more Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies in partnership with the IFRC Secretariat. Reference Centres embody the idea of shared leadership between the IFRC and National Societies with National Societies taking the lead in building and contributing knowledge and providing services to the Red Cross Red Crescent Network globally.

The PS Centre is hosted and supported by Danish Red Cross and operates under the legal identity of Danish Red Cross. Staff are employed by Danish Red Cross.

he PS Centre is governed by a Steering Committee, which is made up by the heads of the International Federation Health and Care Department, and Danish Red Cross International Department. A representative from the Advisory Board and from an Operating National Society with experience in psychosocial support programmes serve as observers to the Steering Committee for two-year terms.

The PS Centre’s work is guided by an Advisory Board consisting of experts and representatives from supporting National Societies.

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Upcoming events

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 [...]