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

Document Data

Author: IFRC
Publication date:
Status: Final Type: PDF Size (MB): Size: 0.048
Country: Global
Theme(s): Health
Resource type: Briefing paper, Policy

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