2-way communication

Using trusted, accurate ways of communicating with the local community allows them to receive and share messages. These resources and tools will help you to develop, plan and deliver messages to communities in the most appropriate ways.

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31 August 2022

Preventing and reducing stigma and discrimination toward Mental Health: Vol.2 Suicide Prevention

Type:

Tool

Organization:

IFRC

As part of the regional Suicide Prevention 2022 campaign, the Community Engagement (CEA) and Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) teams have joined forces to create a series of audiovisual resources with the aim of raising awareness of the public health issue of suicide among the general population.

  • Depression
  • MHPSS
  • Psychosocial support
  • Spanish

27 June 2022

Summary of results and lessons: the 3FM pneumonia programme’s BCC process

Type:

Report

Organization:

Netherlands Red Cross

This short presentation outlines key results and a summary of lessons from a large pneumonia prevention and control programme in Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Mali, Sudan and Zambia (the 3FM programme), supported by Netherland’s Red Cross. Information on the behaviour change communication (BCC) process is included, as well as communication methods and key ingredients for success.

  • Behaviour change
  • Localisation
  • Pneumonia

9 June 2022

The behaviour change communication (BCC) process

Type:

Video

Organization:

Netherlands Red Cross, BEE Environmental Communication

This video takes you through the steps used as part of a large pneumonia prevention and control programme in Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Mali, Sudan and Zambia, to facilitate behaviour change. The centre of the approach was to motivate people to act by changing their behaviour, and building individual, family and community support systems around them. This method can be applied to other areas of work, not only health.

  • Children
  • Community-led solutions
  • Localisation
  • Traditional beliefs

7 March 2022

Breaking the silos in community-driven epidemic preparedness

Type:

Case Study

Organization:

Cameroon Red Cross, IFRC, Kenya Red Cross, Croix-rouge du Congo, Uganda Red Cross, US AID

A case study on IFRC’s Community Epidemic and Pandemic Preparedness Program (CP3) which applies a model of community engagement and participation, engaging both national and local leaders and influencers to drive locally-led change, strengthening their ability to prevent, detect and respond to disease threats before they become outbreaks.

  • Epidemic control
  • Health communications
  • Mobile cinema
  • Preparedness

12 January 2022

Toolkit depression prevention

Type:

Tool

Organization:

IFRC

In this toolkit, you will find a series of audiovisual resources (videos, graphics, and stickers) that can be used to raise awareness around depression in different contexts or forums and especially, in view of the approach of January 13, World Depression Prevention Day. These materials were created by the Americas CEA team together with the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support team.

  • Depression
  • MHPSS
  • Psychosocial support
  • Spanish

4 August 2021

Pairing is sharing game

Type:

Game

Organization:

IFRC

A word-association card game designed to support volunteers in engaging with the communities. It can be used for various purposes and in different settings, such as at Humanitarian Service Points. The game was designed by Matteo Menapace and it was piloted in a reception centre run by the Italian RC in the North of Italy.

  • Game
  • Volunteers