- IFRC Psychosocial Centre (2022) The Well-being guide. Reduce stress, recharge and build inner resilience. Available at: The well-being guide – Psychosocial Support IFRC (pscentre.org)
- Flyer: guideline for proper sleep during times of distress: IFRC (2020) Sleep helps you cope in difficult times. Available at: Sleep helps you cope in difficult times – Psychosocial Support IFRC (pscentre.org)
- Leaflet for new spontaneous RCRC volunteers: IFRC (2020) Volunteering in response to COVID-19: spontaneous volunteers. Available at: Volunteering in response to COVID-19: spontaneous volunteers – Psychosocial Support IFRC (pscentre.org)
- Guideline: IFRC (2012) Volunteers, Stay Safe! - A security guide for volunteers. Available at: Volunteers, Stay Safe! - A security guide for volunteers [EN/AR] - World | ReliefWeb
- Checklist: IFRC (2020) Checklist: Mobilization of Personnel for novel coronavirus response. Available at: EN_NS_personnel_checklist_27-03-2020.pdf (preparecenter.org)
- IFRC (2012) Volunteering in emergencies. Practical guidelines for Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies managing volunteers in emergency situations. Available at: Volunteering-in-emergencies-LR.pdf (volunteeringredcross.org)
- IFRC Centre for Psychosocial Support (2019) Guidelines for Caring for Staff and Volunteers in Crises. Available at: Guidelines-for-supporting-volunteers-2.pdf (pscentre.org)
- Key tips for managing teams. Available at: Key tips for managing teams | Epidemic Control Toolkit (ifrc.org)
- IFRC eCBHFA Teaching guides and Tools (in various IFRC official languages). at: https://ecbhfa.ifrc.org/guides-and-tool
- Core eCBHFA volunteer modules: Psychological and Basic First Aid
- Primary prevention modules: Mental Health and Psychosocial Support
- IFRC Psychosocial Centre (2020). Talking and writing about mental health and psychosocial support in emergencies - for media and emergency responders. Available at: talking-about-MHPSS-in-Emergencies.pdf (pscentre.org)
- Guidance on mental health and psychosocial programming: The Lutheran World Federation and Islamic Relief Worldwide (2018) A faith-sensitive approach in humanitarian response: Guidance on mental health and psychosocial programming. LWF and IRW: Geneva and Birmingham. Available at: faith-sensitive_humanitarian_response_2018.pdf (interagencystandingcommittee.org)
- One pager: IFRC (2021)Setting up psychosocial support after a crisis event. Available at: 9-Steps-Psychological-support-after-a-crisis-3.pdf (pscentre.org)
- One pager: IFRC (2021) Common reactions to distressing situations and extreme stress in adults and children. Available at: common_reactions_to_stress.pdf (pscentre.org)
- Resolution passed at the 33rd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent in 2019 addressing the mental health and psychosocial needs of people affected by armed conflicts, natural disasters and other emergencies. Available at: Resolution 2: Addressing mental health and psychosocial needs of people affected by armed conflicts, natural disasters and other emergencies – Psychosocial Support IFRC (pscentre.org)
1-Pager containing summarized information from this resolution. Available at: Mental Health and Psychosocial Support | Epidemic Control Toolkit (ifrc.org)
- IFRC Psychosocial Centre (2021) Psychological First Aid for vaccine hesitancy in the COVID-19 outbreak response. Available at: Online Psychological First Aid Training for COVID-19 – additional module: Vaccine Hesitancy – Psychosocial Support IFRC (pscentre.org)
- WHO (2007) Addressing sex and gender in epidemic-prone infectious diseases. Available at: GWH_Cover_final.indd (who.int)
- Fact sheet about key actions for achieving good community engagement in hygiene promotion, common mistakes and a scorecard to find out if your Health promotion programming is achieving good community engagement:
Watsan mission assistant (2021). Fact sheet. CEA and Hygiene Promotion. Available at: 20211101_CEA_HygienePromotion_FactSheet.pdf (watsanmissionassistant.org).
- IFRC Watsan Mission Assistant is a site offering a wide range of tools and guidance for WASH practitioners available at: https://watsanmissionassistant.org/
Decision-making flow chart for emergency contexts where there is food insecurity and/or malnutrition and the National Society plans to integrate an element of malnutrition response into emergency response or long-term health programming
Tools developed by the RCRC to assess needs in emergencies. These are tailored for the use of National Societies and IFRC Emergency Response Tools such as Emergency Response Units and Surge personnel.
Rapid Public Health Situation Analysis Tool:
Context Analysis (Part A) - This is for NS elaborating DREF or EA/EPoA and for Surge Public Health Coordinators responding to a suspected/confirmed disease outbreak or following a crisis/disaster where there is a risk of a disease outbreak. It assists teams to design a community-based public health (non-clinical) auxiliary assistance to national and local health authorities in the country of intervention. It gathers information on the context and the existing capacity of the NS to respond to the outbreak. It should be completed by or with the assistance of a person with public health or clinical background. Complete Part B of this tool once data has been gathered for the context analysis.
Information, knowledge, perceptions, and practices (Part B) -Complete part A of this tool prior to using this document. The data collected will help teams better understand issues on information and communication; knowledge, awareness and understanding; and perceptions and practices, about the disease of concern. Results should inform priority messaging based on identified gaps and should guide teams to supplement standardized messaging with tailored health education (e.g. if people understand symptoms but not transmission modes, messaging should focus on the latter; if people want to seek care in health facilities but they are not accessible, NS should avoid referring community members to those structures and work with the MoH to find alternatives). If there is more than one disease of concern, NS should seek answers separately for each disease. The tool may be used as an initial rapid assessment at the beginning of the operation, or both at the beginning (baseline) and at later stages for ongoing project monitoring purposes.
- Rapid emergency health needs assessment tools (this document includes an overview of the purpose of the available tools, when and where to use them, and who should use them):
- Tool 1 – Rapid secondary data review
Process of desk-based data collection, synthesis, and analysis of relevant information available from various sources, including government, NGOs, media, UN agencies, international institutions. The data can inform preparedness measures and operational decision making. Information includes (1) pre-emergency information: population of interest, health care system, health situation (including mental health); (2) post-emergency information: type of emergency, general contributors, impact of the emergency on the population, including information on location, groups, humanitarian access, and basic health needs; and (3) response capacity: local (from authorities and non-governmental entities); international actors; and RCRC National Society.
- Tool 2 - Rapid Health Assessment Form
Essential information on (1) Demographics; (2) Health status (mortality, morbidity, EPI, malnutrition); and (3) Health services: availability and access.
- Tool 3 – Health facility assessment form
This is a tool to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the functioning of an individual health structure following an emergency. It includes general information and demographics in the area; staff; available services; detailed statistics on mortality/morbidity/surveillance; drugs and supplies; structure (building) and transport.
- Tool 4 – Reference values for health needs assessments
Reference norms for main health indicators in emergencies.
- Tool 1 – Rapid secondary data review
Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Needs Assessment Tools:
- IFRC GO aims to make all disaster information universally accessible and useful to IFRC responders for better decision making. It includes an overview of IFRC response operations to disasters and crises globally and be accessed at: https://go.ifrc.org/