Annual Forum 2017

Helsinki, Finland: 6 to 8 October 2017

hosted by the Finnish Red Cross

Innovation in Psychosocial Support


Presentations and final report of the Annual Forum 2017

Download of all presentations with permission of the authors.

Final report ENPS  Annual Forum 2017


The purpose of the Forum is to provide European Red Cross/Red Crescent National Societies, working in the domain of Psychosocial Support (PS), with a venue and safe place to exchange ideas and promote and share innovative approaches to delivering effective psychosocial support now and in for the future. It will allow participants to review and enhance current programmes and make recommendations for future PS developments.


The Forum has been designed to be as engaging, inclusive and interactive as possible.  Innovative methods of sharing information, including examples of RC/RC practice and interventions will be used. The Forum language will be English.


Each European RC/RC National Society is invited to participate. Participants should have an interest in, responsibility for and/or practical experience of psychosocial support activities, programmes or training.


The Forum will be held in the Hotel Haaga, Helsinki from Friday 6th to Sunday 8th October, 2017; from 1pm (GMT+2) on Friday to 12.30pm (GMT+2) on Sunday.

The hotel’s link is at: 


Registration form

The contact email for this event is enps2017(at)


Title: Innovation in Psychosocial Support

The programme


Solidarity Fund

Please contribute to the ENPS Solidarity Fund which supports National Societies to participate in the Forum.  In order to support one delegate from as many National Societies as possible, please send Euro 500 or as much as you can to the bank account on the registration form as soon as possible.  Thank you for your support.


Trainer Training

The ENPS Steering Committee and Psychosocial Reference Centre are co-hosting a trainer training event from 10am (GMT+2) on Wednesday 4th October to 6pm (GMT+2) on Thursday 5th October in Helsinki at the Haaga Hotel.  The training of trainers (ToT) in sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) enables participants to conduct the two-day basic training in “Psychosocial support for people affected by SGBV”.

This ToT will enable participants to become better acquainted with the content of the basic training as well as learning how to facilitate the training using innovative and diverse methods. The ToT is designed for those training staff and volunteers who already have a basic knowledge of psychosocial support and preferably also about SGBV. It builds on IFRC strategic frameworks and strategies and global minimum standards for humanitarian agencies for gender, violence prevention and child protection. To apply for the Trainer Training, please complete the registration form.

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