Supportive supervision during COVID-19 (May 2020)
Supportive supervision during COVID-19 is aimed at Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies, providing guidance in offering supportive supervision to volunteers during COVID-19.
The PS Centre’s Caring for Volunteers Toolkit and Psychological First Aid (PFA) materials (see links in the resources section) are key resources for supporting volunteers and provide National Societies with comprehensive information about a well-functioning volunteer care system.
Parts of Supportive supervision during COVID-19 are drawn from a joint research project between the IFRC PS Centre and Trinity College Dublin, called Supervision: The Missing Link. This project aims to provide guidance and tools on mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) supervision in humanitarian contexts. Findings from this research project will be released in late 2020. Some references to the papers accessed during the research have been included here in footnotes to the main guidance given.