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Heartbeat of Humanity is a podcast about mental health and psychosocial support. The podcast is mainly for staff and volunteers in the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, especially staff and volunteers working in mental health and psychosocial support services. The podcast is produced by the Psychosocial Centre, an IFRC reference centre providing service to the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement. The Psychosocial Centre assists in facilitating mental health and psychosocial support, promotes psychosocial wellbeing for affected groups, staff and volunteers, and increases awareness of psychological reactions in times of crisis or social disruption.

Heartbeat of Humanity The IFRC Psychosocial Centre

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Heartbeat of Humanity is a podcast about mental health and psychosocial support. The podcast is mainly for staff and volunteers in the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, especially staff and volunteers working in mental health and psychosocial support services. The podcast is produced by the Psychosocial Centre, an IFRC reference centre providing service to the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement. The Psychosocial Centre assists in facilitating mental health and psychosocial support, promotes psychosocial wellbeing for affected groups, staff and volunteers, and increases awareness of psychological reactions in times of crisis or social disruption.

    Mental Health in an Unequal World

    Mental Health in an Unequal World

    In this episode of Heartbeat of Humanity, Communications Officer Jesper Guhle explores the potential mental health consequences for people forced to migrate and what the Red Cross Red Crescent Staff and volunteers can do to support these people.

    Jesper interviews Villads Zahle, Senior Communications Coordinator in the European Council on Refugees and Exiles, Barly, dancer, artist, podcaster and chef, and Sarah Harrison, Technical Advisor in the IFRC Psychosocial Centre.

    14 minutes into the podcast, Jesper plays music from a video made by ECRE.

    Find the music video here

    The podcast is also available as a video podcast. Find it here

    • 30 min
    Caring for the carers

    Caring for the carers

    In this episode of Heartbeat of Humanity, Technical Advisor Ea Suzanne Akasha interviews Stephen Regel, Clinical Lead  for the Centre for Trauma, Resilience and Growth, about the effect of the pandemic on frontline workers and what we can do to support them. 

    Several resources were mentioned in this podcast episode: 


    Emotional Intelligence - Daniel GolemanHas the pandemic really caused a 'tsunami' of mental health problems? - Richard Bentall

    • 36 min
    Vaccine hesitancy

    Vaccine hesitancy

    In this episode of Heartbeat of Humanity, IFRC Psychosocial Centre Technical  Advisor Eliza Cheung interviews Technical Advisor Melanie Powell about vaccine hesitancy - what is vaccine hesitancy and what should be the response.

    Melanie Powell is the author of the training module Psychological First Aid for vaccine hesitancy for COVID-19, part of the training toolkit Psychological First Aid in the COVID-19 Outbreak response. The module is developed for people who have taken part in the basic training and have a foundational knowledge of Psychological First Aid and how it can be applied in the response to the COVID-19 crisis.

    Read more and find the training module here: https://pscentre.org/16053-2/

    This Heartbeat of Humanity episode is also available as a video podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5b2x4RpZYNY&t=667s

    • 24 min
    Mental Health and Climate Change

    Mental Health and Climate Change

    In this episode of Heartbeat of Humanity, Technical Advisor Ea Suzanne Akasha interviews Pablo Suarez,  Associate Director for Research and Innovation at the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre about the link between climate change and mental health and psychosocial support.

    Publications
    In the podcast, several resources are mentioned:
    From Darkness to Illumination: Climate Grief and Resilience in a Sea of Warnings
    https://climatecentre.org/downloads/files/Grief%20for%20KIC%20-%20deliverable%20%282020-01-13%29.pdf“Understanding Risk” session on climate and mental health
    https://understandrisk.org/from-darkness-to-illumination-climate-grief-and-resilience-in-a-sea-of-warnings/The podcast Heartbeat of Humanity is about mental health and psychosocial support.
    The podcast is mainly for staff and volunteers in the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, especially staff and volunteers working in mental health and psychosocial support services.
    Listen to the podcast here or subscribe on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcast or wherever you find your podcasts.

    • 21 min
    World Suicide Prevention Day

    World Suicide Prevention Day

    On World Suicide Day, Communications Officer Jesper Guhle interviews IFRC Psychosocial Centre Technical Advisor Kelly McBride about the causes of suicide and how suicide can be prevented.

    Kelly McBride is the author of Suicide Prevention and Suicide prevention during COVID-19.

    The podcast Heartbeat of Humanity is about mental health and psychosocial support.
    The podcast is mainly for staff and volunteers in the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, especially staff and volunteers working in mental health and psychosocial support services.
    Listen to the podcast here or subscribe on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcast or wherever you find your podcasts.

    • 29 min
    Sleep well!

    Sleep well!

    Communications Officer Jesper Guhle interviews Technical Advisor Ea Suzanne Akasha about the importance of sleep.

    During the interview, Ea mentions several resources about sleep:

    Sleep well, Humanitarian: https://pscentre.org/?resource=sleep-well

    Sleep helps you cope in difficult times: https://pscentre.org/?resource=sleep-helps-you-cope-with-stressful-times

    Sleep Diary: https://pscentre.org/?resource=sleep-diary

    • 17 min

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