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Mental Health and Psychosocial Support for Staff, Volunteers and Communities in an Outbreak of Novel Coronavirus

This briefing note provides background knowledge on the MHPSS aspects related to nCoV and suggests MHPSS activities that can be implemented. The messages can be helpful for those in contact with patients or relatives and feel the strain of working and living during the epidemic. The briefing is aimed both at those working in any …

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Hidden Aftershocks: An Assessment of the Mental Health and Psychosocial Status and Needs of Earthquake-Affected Communities in Rasuwa, Nuwakot, and Makwanpur Districts

This report presents the results of an assessment of the psychosocial and mental health status and needs of communities in Rasuwa, Nuwakot, and Makwanpur districts of Nepal. The assessment took place between November 2016 and January 2017, approximately 18 months after the 2015 Nepal earthquake, and was conducted by Transcultural Psychosocial Organization Nepal (TPO Nepal) …

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Children, young people and flooding: Recovery and resilience

Children, young people and flooding: Recovery and resilience Research with flood-affected children reveals serious impacts on well-being but also a desire to take on a role in flood risk management. Lancaster University researchers found that factors impacting on children’s well-being include: loss of valued personal and family possessions, friendship networks, familiar spaces, education; experience of …

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Different. Just like you: Handbook

This handbook is aimed at professionals and volunteers who work with persons with disabilities. The concept of empowerment is central to the whole approach presented in this handbook. Empowerment is defined as a process of strengthening, whereby individuals, organizations and communities ‘get a grip’ of their own situations and surroundings. They do so by acquiring …

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Caring for Volunteers: A Psychosocial Support Toolkit

Staff and volunteers across the globe provide important psychosocial support every day. Not only in response to disasters, armed conflicts and mass shootings, but also in social programmes for slum-dwellers, with victims of violence or accidents, with elderly and isolated people, with people stigmatized because of illness and prejudice and with refugees and asylum-seekers. During …

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Caring for Volunteers: Training Manual

Caring for Volunteers: Training Manual complements Caring for Volunteers: A Psychosocial Support Toolkit, which focuses on the well-being of volunteers in situations of crisis or catastrophe. The goal of the two-day training is to better train and prepare volunteers in helping beneficiaries, and to help volunteers learn to recognize signs of stress and take better care of …

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Different. Just like you: A psychosocial approach promoting the inclusion of persons with disabilities: Training guide

This training guide supports a one-day training workshop based on the handbook of the same name. It is aimed at professionals and volunteers who are interested in planning psychosocial activities that include persons with disabilities. The main goal of the training is to create awareness of the importance of psychosocial support and inclusion in promoting the …

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Psychological First Aid

In the hours, days and weeks ahead you may come across instances where people are worried, anxious, frightened, or just uncertain about their experiences and futures. Some will have experienced damage to their property which means that they cannot live where they normally live. Others may have experienced injury – whether to themselves, or their …

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