CHP’s Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Programme
Most of the following programs are structured in a Training of Trainer format. The content of the modules may be tailored to the needs of the organisation. For more information, please write to: email@example.com
I. Psychological First Aid in the context of natural and man made disasters: based on the classical SAMHSA and the Red Cross model, adapted to the needs of the requesting organisation.
II. Humanitarian Counselling Skills Programme
1. Introduction to Mental Health and Psychosocial interventions after natural and man-made disasters.
2. Stress and coping skills in emergency, which includes the following themes: people under stress – coping mechanisms – Addressing loss and grief in emergencies – Evaluation of trauma and its management in a disaster setting – Guiding principles in the provision of psychological support – Developing a treatment plan – Principles in crisis intervention – Crisis counselling for children in contexts of violence and conflict – Team approach to behavioural health – Understanding empathy and compassion fatigue – Referral strategy for the mentally ill …
3. Developing supportive skills: interpersonal communication, active listening, interviewing skills, assisted coping, working with groups, staging and running a focus group for parents…
4. Self-care techniques for the humanitarian staff, counsellors, teachers, educators, social workers, sports monitors… National staff members have most often
been traumatised themselves, just like the population they are part of. They need to understand how to manage their own stress and grief in order to deliver quality services.
5. Caring and managing teams after a critical security incident.
III. Promoting community self-help – Training “community mobilizers” Programme:
What is a community – Understanding the local culture as a resource – Community resilience – Tools to mobilise a community – Designing self-help strategies for communities – Conducting awareness programmes within communities, facilitating group meetings in an emergency context…
IV. Psychosocial skills for managing Child Friendly Spaces Programme:
Understanding traumatic stress – Assessing children’s level of distress – Organizing recreation activities for different age groups, gender (artistic, sports, cognitive and spiritual) – Monitoring and evaluating effectiveness of child friendly spaces – Organizing focus groups for families, local authorities, teachers…
Methodology: we use a hands-on, evidenced-based and interactive approach. Different techniques are used, including group discussions, role-playing, simulations, questionnaires, evaluations, counseling techniques…