Course Description

Micro-credential - Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) in Humanitarian Emergencies



This Micro-credential is for researchers, humanitarian aid workers, volunteers, professionals, or anyone with a keen interest in the international development sector. Through taking this micro-credential you will learn critical skills for the development, management, and monitoring of mental health and psychosocial support programming within humanitarian emergencies.

You will gain knowledge of how humanitarian emergencies affect and impact the mental health and psychosocial well-being of individuals, families and communities and familiarise yourself with the most current research, guidelines, strategies, and interventions available to help mitigate adverse psychological responses common in the context of humanitarian emergencies.

Co-delivered with the International Federation of the Red Cross, Red Crescent National Societies’ Psychosocial Reference Centre, you will have the opportunity to learn from senior experts with hands-on experience.

How will this Micro-credential be delivered?

This micro-credential takes a hybrid learning approach.

    • Five full days of direct contact, starting the morning of Monday, January 8th, 2024, are required, which can be completed entirely online or in person.
  • Additional time is allocated for self-directed learning and preparing the assignments.

On successful completion of this micro-credential, learners will be able to:

  • Explain how emergencies impact on the mental health and psychosocial well-being of individuals, families, and communities.
  • Apply the Inter-Agency Standing Committee for MHPSS Guidelines to explain the key principles and approaches of MHPSS programmes in emergency settings.
  • Explain the various components of an MHPSS humanitarian programme cycle.
  • Explain the role of key policies, tools and manuals for MHPSS programmes in emergency settings.
  • Explain different types of MHPSS interventions.
  • Apply and tailor MHPSS interventions to specific population groups and contexts.

 

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CollegeTrinity College Dublin
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 2
Course CategoryMedicine & Healthcare
Course TypeMicro-credential
Awarding BodyTrinity College Dublin
Awarding Body Details10 ECTS
Course Start Date6th January 2025
Course End Date7th May 2025
Course Duration10 weeks
Course TimeThis micro-credential takes a hybrid learning approach. Five full days of direct contact, starting the morning of Monday, January 6th, 2025, are required, which can be completed entirely online or in person. Additional time is allocated for self-directed learning and preparing the assignments.
Course Fee€510
Entry RequirementsApplication deadline: 15th December 2024 Applicants should submit a CV showing​​ any experience working in the development or humanitarian sector, if applicable.
Course CodePEPS-MHPS-1M
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