Belgian Red Cross - Flemisch Community

Who is responsible for psychosocial support (PSS)?

Rode Kruis-Dringende Social Interventie, Belgian Red Cross (Flanders)

Social Intervention Service functions as point of reference for PSP within the NS.


Contact for PSS

Koen Van Praet

Phone: +32-15 44 34 99

Fax: +32-15-44 33 07

e-mail: koen.vanpraet(at)



Website of the national society or PSS



Field of psychosocial support at the moment

  • Immediate psychosocial support following disasters and incidents. Within hours up to a month.
  • PSS to Belgian Red Cross(Flanders) volunteers and staff.
  • Managing and training Emergency Care Team at Brussels Airport
  • Training and implementing Crisis PSS network  at community level
  • Psychological First Aid to the public


  • Major incidents
  • Workplace accidents and violence
  • Youth organisations
  • Airports

Scope of activities:

  • Psychosocial support /Professional advices for organizations where it is needed
  • Training, information and crisis management
  • To help various organisations (from local Youth group tot Council of the EU)  to integrate PSS aspects in their Contingency planning
  • Training of internal resources in risks’ contexts (councillor of the EU, NATO, penitentiary facilities,…)
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