International Red Cross and Red Crescent
Museum
International Red Cross and Red Crescent
Museum

Let's Talk About Mental Health!

Caring in emergencies: new therapeutic perspective


On the occasion of our "Mental Health" year (2022/2023) we are collaborating with the Geneva Centre for Humanitarian Studies (Dr. Valérie Gorin) and the Interfaculty Centre for Affective Sciences at the University of Geneva (Dr. Marzia Varutti). Throughout the year, a series of 5 thematic conversations will bring together specialized discussants from different fields of expertise in the informal and inspiring settings of our exhibitions. Together, we will explore questions such as: What are the new therapeutic perspectives in emergency contexts ? How to represent mental health ? How can I take care of myself or others?

Our approach seeks to offer critical tools and practical resources to a broad audience in order to destigmatize mental health issues.

2nd discussion: Caring in emergencies: new therapeutic perspectives

  • discussion in English
  • free event, registration HERE

This masterclass focuses on the different therapeutic approaches to take care of the mental and/or psychosocial wellbeing of populations exposed to extreme disruptive events, such as disasters, armed conflicts or migration, whether there are civilians or humanitarian workers. Whereas communities and individuals react differently to hardships, adopting resilient and coping mechanisms, not everyone will develop a traumatic reaction. Therefore, new therapeutic approaches have been designed to address psychic disorders of populations, whether civilians and former combatants.

  • Direct person-to-person basic psychological support
  • Mindfulness and meditation techniques
  • Open space activity
  • Group Integrative adapt therapy (to train psychologists and para-professionals)
  • Interpersonal therapy (WHO)

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