The psychological support policy is based on the IFRC’s Strategy 2010 and health policy. The psychological support policy establishes a basis of Red Cross and Red Crescent action both in emergency response operations and in the implementation of longterm developmental programmes.
National Societies and the IFRC have a shared responsibility for ensuring that all psychological support programmes and/or activities are in compliance with this policy; that all staff and volunteers are aware of and adhere to the rationale and the details of this policy; that staff and volunteers are equipped with the necessary skills and tools to implement psychological support activities; and that all relevant partners are adequately informed of this policy.
The policy defines the scope, statement and responsibilities of National Societies and the IFRC.
Usage: Guidance for implementation
Audience: Psychosocial support practitioners
You might be interested in these resources:
- 10. 2012: Year of Intensification for Routine Immunization in the South-East Asia Region – Immunizations
- IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support – Psychosocial Support (PSS)