Training Guide: Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergencies

This MHPSS in Emergencies training aims to prepare MHPSS responders, disaster managers, and emergency team leaders for work in the field by building understanding of basic concepts of MHPSS in emergencies as well as planning and implementing PSS activities. It is for MHPSS focal points from the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Movement and humanitarian organizations responsible for initiating or supporting the overall mental health and psychosocial activities and interventions during emergencies. The training modules in this guide have been developed to be flexible and adapted to different contexts and training needs. The guide and accompanying materials include the information and materials you will need to design and facilitate MHPSS in Emergencies training.

The Training Guide comes with additional material including

  • MHPSSiE Training Guide Annexes
  • Power Point (samples for facilitators)

Resource Info

Resource Type

Training Material


Published by

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)


Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS)