Psychological first aid for first responders/humanitarian workers

  • Psychological first aid: Guide for field workers (Published by WHO, War Trauma Foundation and World Vision International). This guide covers psychological first aid which involves humane, supportive and practical help to fellow human beings suffering serious crisis events. It is written for people in a position to help others who have experienced an extremely distressing event. Available in many languages (including Ukrainian and Russian):
  • Problem Management Plus (PM+) (pushed by the World Health Organization), is a brief, psychological intervention that can be delivered by trained lay-counsellors that receive ongoing supervision by psychologists. The manual is freely available and is translated into many languages (including Ukrainian):
  • The MHPSS Network is A global platform for sharing resources and for building knowledge related to mental health and psychosocial support both in emergency settings and in situations of chronic hardship. The network functions as an online community of practice for mental health and psychosocial support in challenging humanitarian and development contexts.