Resources for the Psycho Social Support of Staff During Covid 19 and Other Emergencies

These resources were compiled by the VSO Task Group on Psycho Social Skills and Emotional Learning as a response to the COVID 19 emergency to support staff and key workers.

Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19) Outbreak: Rights, Roles And Responsibilities Of Health Workers, Including Key Considerations For Occupational Safety And Health Briefing note on addressing mental health and
psychosocial aspects of COVID-19 Outbreak  Version 1.0
IASC Guidelines for mental health and psycho-social support in emergency settings Psychological First Aid for Field Workers During an Emergency
Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19) Outbreak: Rights, Roles And Responsibilities Of Health Workers, Including Key Considerations For Occupational Safety And Health Briefing note on addressing mental health and psychosocial aspects of COVID-19 OutbreakVersion 1.0 Iasc Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings Psychological first aid: Guide for field workers
Health workers are at the front line of any outbreak response and as such are exposed to hazards that put them at risk of infection with an outbreak pathogen (in this case COVID-19). Hazards include pathogen exposure, long
working hours, psychological distress, fatigue, occupational burnout, stigma, and physical and psychological violence. This document highlights the rights and responsibilities of health workers, including specific measures
needed to protect occupational safety and health.
The Inter Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Guidelines for MHPSS in Emergency Settings.
This briefing note summarises key mental
health and psychosocial support (MHPSS)
considerations in relation to the 2019 novel
coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Updates are available from here.
This document aims to  be a multi-sector, inter agency framework that enables effective coordination, identifies useful practices but flags potentially harmful practices, and clarifies how different approaches to mental health and psycho social support complement one another. This guide was developed in order to have widely agreed upon psychological first aid
materials for use in low and middle income countries. The information  given
here is a model only. You will need to adapt it appropriately to the local context and the
culture of the people you will help.
This guide – endorsed by many international agencies – reflects the emerging science
and international consensus on how to support people in the immediate aftermath of
extremely stressful events.A World Health Organisation Guide available in multiple languages
QUIP: Ensuring Quality in Psychological Support IASC Inter-Agency Referral Guidance Note for Mental Health and Psycho social Support in Emergency Settings Parenting Resources during COVID19 from Parenting for Lifelong Health
Interagency Referral Form and Guidance Note COVID19 and Parenting
A WHO project focused on the support of non experts providing Psycho Social Social Support in Emergencies. Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Reference Group for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings
A referral is the process of directing a client to another service provider because s/he
requires help that is beyond the expertise or scope of work of the current service provider. A referral can be made to a variety of services, for example health, psychosocial activities, protection services, nutrition, education, shelter, material or financial assistance, physical rehabilitation, community centre and/ or a social service agency.
Parenting for Lifelong Health provides open-access online parenting resources during COVID-19. They are working with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, UNODC, the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children, the Internet of Good Things, USAID, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Without Orphans, the World Childhood Foundation, the Internet of Good Things and Clowns Without Borders South Africa.
See Also
Resources for Teaching Psycho-Social Skills MESH Guide on Virus Transfer during COVID 19 MESH Guide on Early Years Education with Parents and Carers Resources for Educational Project Staff dealing with COVID 19
MESH PSS Teaching A Germs Journey MESH SnapShot Rohingya Resources for Educational Project Staff Dealing with COVID 19

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