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Disasters and conflicts can result in survivors experiencing severe psychosocial consequences. While emotional wounds are less visible than physical cuts or the loss of a home, the mental recovery process takes far longer. Thus, early psychosocial support is important to help affected communities cope with tragedies.

Psychosocial support is an integral part of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies' (IFRC) emergency response, and can help individuals and communities to heal psychological wounds and rebuild social structures after emergencies and critical events. At times, psychosocial support can even help encourage passive victims to become active survivors.

This is the psychosocial objective that the Singapore Red Cross aims to achieve. Through the Academy's psychosocial support courses, participants will gain valuable skills, as well as a deeper understanding and appreciation to promote, protect, and support the well-being of populations affected by crises. Course graduates will be fully adept at planning activities that can reduce psychosocial vulnerabilities, and ultimately enhance community resilience to disasters.

Psychological First Aid

For any individuals who provide direct services to beneficiaries who may be exposed to crisis situations or anyone interested in learning the skills of establising a human connection in a non-intrusive and compassionate manner

Based on World Health Standard. Approved by the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC). Accredited by Ministry of Manpower CPD/264/A1B/010 with 7 SDU Points awarded. Endorsed by the Danish Red Cross with support from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support.

8 hrs (1 day)

$120

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Advanced Psychological First Aid

For any Individuals who wants to be certified competent in providing psychological first aid to beneficiaries who may be exposed to crisis situations or anyone interested in learning the skills of establising a human connection in a non-intrusive and compassionate manner.

Based on World health Standard. Endorsed by the Danish Red Cross with support from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support.

12 hrs (1.5 days)

$200

Courses will start from Oct 2018 onwards 

 

Community Based Psychosocial Support

  • Individuals who provide direct services to beneficiaries in a community setting
  • Individuals interested in providing psychosocial support in the community

Based on the Inter Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Guidelines on Mental Health & Psychosocial Support (MHPSS). Endorsed by the Danish Red Cross with support from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support.

16 hrs (2 days)

$280

Courses will start from Oct 2018 onwards 

 

Caring for Self

Individuals who would like to understand themselves better and learn how to care for themselves.

Singapore Red Cross based on International Red Cross Red Crescent guidelines & standards

8 hrs (1 day)

$60

Courses will start from Jan 2019 onwards 

 

Caring for Staff & Volunteers

  • Staff and volunteers responsible for other volunteers
  • HR staff, managers, volunteer managers and those who works with volunteers.

Singapore Red Cross based on International Red Cross Red Crescent guidelines & standards

16 hrs (2 days)

$160

Courses will start from Mar 2019 onwards 

 

The Art of Active Listening

For anyone who wants to provide supportive communication and be the listening ear to someone in need.

Singapore Red Cross Academy based on psychological first aid principles

4 hrs (0.5 day)

$60

Courses will start from Mar 2019 onwards 

 

Planning for Psychosocial Support Activities

For HR professionals, volunteers, and community leaders who want to learn the principles of planning for activities that aim to provide psychosocial support

Singapore Red Cross based on Inter Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Guidelines on Mental Health & Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) guidelines

8 hrs (1 day)

$160

Courses will start from June 2019 onwards 

 

Befriender Course

Individuals, caregivers or volunteers engaged in befriending services

Singapore Red Cross

6 hrs (1 day)

$80

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  • I learnt so much today that my brain hurts (in a good way). I believe that this is a useful first step for me if I were to start a career in the counselling/HR field.

  • I liked how they linked the applicability of PFA alongside standard first aid. It really shows the extent of how far we can go to help those in need. The instructors were light-hearted throughout the course and got serious on certain topics to create greater emphasis. Overall, it was a great learning in a conducive environment. Kudos to the trainers!

  • The course leaders are very knowledgeable on the subject (PFA) and were very professional. They were also very pleasant throughout the course. Thank you very much!

  • It was nice to have everyone participating actively. The activities helped a lot and I felt that there was a good balance of theoretical and hands-on activities.

  • The course was really packed with beautiful content.

  • It was an enriching session and even though it must have been tough, the course was made better when the trainer shared her own experiences with us.