//Danish Red Cross, IFRC Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support



Project manager Martha Bird
Danish Red Cross, IFRC Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support

Danish Red Cros (DRC) is a member of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) . In the STRENGTHS project, DRC is represented by the IFRC Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support (PS Centre).

The PS Centre was founded in 1993 to assist the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement. It’s mandate is to help create awareness regarding psychosocial reactions in crisis, improve preparedness and response mechanisms, restore community networks and coping, promote emotional resilience and enhance care of staff and volunteers. The centre reaches these aims by developing guidelines, manuals and training materials, through technical support to partners, advocacy, and participation in knowledge generation projects and by facilitating regional and thematic networks. Areas of expertise include: Psychosocial support in disasters, conflicts and protracted crisis, communication and dissemination, development of training material for psychosocial support, project management and project administration.