Annual ENPS Forum 2019

Oslo, Friday 25th October to Sunday 27th October, and
Training for Trainers on Psychological First Aid on 22nd, 23rd and 24th October

hosted by Norwegian Red Cross

 

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergencies

Purpose

The purpose of this year’s Forum is to provide European and Central Asian National Societies, working in the domain of Psychosocial Support (PS), with a venue and safe place to exchange ideas, and promote and share different ways of preparing for, responding to and recovering from emergencies.  This connects with the theme of this year’s World Mental Health Day (on 10th October 2019) which is Mental Health in Emergencies.

Style

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

Participation

Each European and Central Asian 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. On Sunday 28th October there will also be an opportunity to hear from National Societies about their PS developments or responses to recent crises.

Venue

The Forum will be held at the Norwegian Red Cross’ headquarters in the centre of Oslo on Friday 25th October to Sunday 27th October, 2019; from 1.30pm (GMT+2) on Friday to 12.30pm (GMT+2) on Sunday.
Training for Trainers on Psychological First Aid on 22nd, 23rd and 24th October.

Hotel: Thon Hotel Spectrum, Oslo 

 

Registration form

Cost of attendance information: Forum & Training of Trainers

The contact email for this event is ane.m.kristiansen(at)redcross.no
 

Programme

Title: Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergencies

Objectives of the Forum:

  • To consider how mental health and PS can be delivered in all phases of emergency preparedness, response and recovery (and within the links between them).
  • To provide opportunities to learn about and engage with The Moment Project – the Movement wide project promoting mental health and PS.
  • To share good practice, challenges and mistakes when delivering PS activities related to different types of emergencies.

The (draft) 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 E500 or as much as you can to the bank account on the registration form before 31st July, 2019. Thank you for your support.

 

Training for Trainers on Psychological First Aid

The ENPS Steering Committee and Norwegian Red Cross have arranged for this trainer training from the IFRC’s Psychosocial Reference Centre to take place at the same venue as the Forum, for those with experience in delivering PS.  The trainer training will start at 1pm on Tuesday 22nd October, run all day on Wednesday 23rd October and finish at 5pm on Thursday 24th October. 
To apply for either these events (the Forum and/or training), please complete the registration form.

Cost of attendance information: Forum & Training of Trainers

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