Heatwaves, or silent disasters, are increasingly common and can seriously affect human health, well-being and livelihood. In the past decade severe heatwaves have claimed numerous lives in Asia Pacific. Heatwave exposure will continue to increase, ev...
Have you thought about what your community could look like in the future? What do the buildings look like? Does it have more parks? Use materials around your home to create your future community and think about what you can do to make it happen! For ...
The Recovery Capitals (ReCap) project applies a Community Capitals lens to disaster recovery to increase understanding about the interacting influences of social, built, financial, political, human, cultural and natural capital on wellbeing outcomes....
The activity cards are designed especially for children who are in lock-down or have limited acces to school and recreational programming. All of the activities can be done individually or with a small group of 2 to 3 people at home or in any suitabl...
Mental Health and Psychosocial Support for vulnerable groups during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Psychological coping during disease outbreak – elderly and people with chronic conditions. Guidance material provided by the Hong Kong Red Cross. Guidance is available in English, Chinese, Chinese (simplified).
In the context of COVID-19, the talks between helpers and affected usually persons takes place using phones or online media to avoid spread of the virus. The exception to this may be PFA provided between frontline workers. In addition to handling the...
This briefing note summarizes key mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) considerations in relation to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The brief was last updated February 2020. Source: Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC)
This guidance material offers an introduction to Psychological First Aid (PFA) in the community, in the context of the coronavirus. It will help readers/participants understand how community members become worried, and the National Society’s ro...
Awareness material, Guidance material
A simple overview of risks and actions that can be taken to protect children during COVID-19