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EPA Trauma Resource Centre

This page contains relevant resources for both mental health professionals and the general public.

Following the situation in Ukraine and its tremendous impact on the mental and psychosocial wellbeing of people, the EPA and its partners have collected key resources on how to cope with trauma and humanitarian emergencies. This page will be continually updated with research, guidelines and multimedia material as more information becomes available.
The resources are available in English, Ukrainian and Russian.

Resource Centre


In April 2022, the EPA organised the “Help for Helpers” Webinars, to provide first line helpers and volunteers with a psychological toolkit for helping refugees fleeing their country because of war. The webinars have been recorded, and are now available here.


IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings – Inter-Agency Standing Committee.
Available in EnglishRussian and Ukrainian.

IASC Resource Package on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support for the Humanitarian Response in Ukraine and Neighbouring Countries – Inter-Agency Standing Committee.
Available in English and Ukrainian.

Psychological first aid: Guide for field workers – World Health Organisation (WHO).
Available in English, Russian and Ukrainian.

Presentation on Psychological First Aid For All – WHO.
Available in English.

Operational guidance, mental health & psychosocial support programming for refugee operations – UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).
Available in English.

Clinical Management of Mental, Neurological and Substance Use Conditions in Humanitarian Emergencies – WHO and UNHCR.
Available in English.

Recommendations for dealing with people in crisis situations and following difficult life events – Pompidou Group of the Council of Europe.
Available in English, Ukrainian and Russian. (Also available in German, Hungarian, Romanian, French, Polish, Slovak).


Webinar on the Principles and Practice of Psychological First Aid – Royal College of Psychiatrists (27 May 2021).
Video available in English.

Webinar on General Principles of Psychological First Aid (PFA) – Royal College of Psychiatrists (30 March 2022).
Video available in English.

Free eLearning module on “Complex humanitarian emergencies: mental health and psychosocial response” – Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Available in English.

Multimedia material and e-learning modules on the RC-PSYCH Resource Page on Ukraine – Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Available in English.


You will find below a list of initiatives and information provided by EPA members, the EPA is not responsible for materials or information provided in third party websites.

Free consultations at the Psychiatric Outpatient Department of the Psychiatric University Clinic of Charité in St. Hedwig Hospital.

Free online psychological support at the Polish Ericson’s Institute, available Polish, English, Ukrainian, Russian and German. website and social media channels for useful resources and psychological support (Facebook, Instagram, Telegram) available in Ukrainian.

Interactive 12 Steps Safety Plan developed as part of the EU Erasmus+ Project “E-LLIPSE”, available in English.

Online platform for Russian-speaking therapists who want to provide free consultations, available in Russian.