World Health Organization: Doing What Matters In Times of Stress
A stress management guide for coping with adversity. The guide aims to equip people with practical skills to help cope with stress. A few minutes each day are enough to practice the self-help techniques.
Interactive Site: How are You Feeling Right Now?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s interactive How Right Now Site explores various emotions, provides inspiration, and additional resources.
Learn to Meditate: Meditation Guide
A quick guide to examine the benefits of meditation, and learn how to incorporate into your daily routine.
A series of yoga poses which aim to engage the mind and body to combat stress and anxiety.
Stress Management: Progressive Muscle Relaxation
Stress often causes muscle tension. Explore this at-home technique in order to relax muscle groups in sequence.
Calm Your Breathing in under 5 Minutes: Breathing Exercises for Stress
The National Health Service outlines breathing exercises. These short exercises can be done anywhere, anytime.
Improve Sleep: Sleep in High Stress Environments
This guide includes tips and relaxation techniques to fall asleep and stay asleep during stressful times.
World Health Organization: Psychological First Aid: Guide for Field Workers
This guide covers psychological first aid which involves humane, supportive and practical help to fellow human beings suffering serious crisis events. It is written for people in a position to help others who have experienced an extremely distressing event. It gives a framework for supporting people in ways that respect their dignity, culture and abilities.
Ukrainian: ppd16.p65 (who.int)
Pocket Card: Rapid Psychological First Aid
Pocket Card: Calming Others in Acute Stress
Using Psychological First Aid: Managing the Stress of War
The dos and don’ts of psychological first aid. Following a disaster or war, governments and relief organizations play an important role in reducing distress for both victims and the broader society.
Information for First Responders: Emotional Reactions to Human Remains
This fact sheet provides a list of emotional “lessons-learned” by those who have been exposed to similar situations with handling bodies.
Supporting the Psychological Needs of Healthcare Providers: Sustaining the Well-Being of Caregivers While Helping Victims of War
This guide includes challenges and strategies for healthcare providers. Supporting caregivers/ healthcare providers and encouraging them to practice self-care sustains their ability to serve victims of disaster.
Children’s Interactive Book: Coping After a Disaster
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has created this activity book to offer parents and educators an interactive way to talk to kids about how to cope after a disaster.
Tips for Caregivers: Helping Children Understand Frightening Events
This fact sheet lists tips to help parents and caregivers explain difficult and frightening events to their children.
The Military Child Education Coalition lists additional support which may be immediately helpful to Ukrainian families.