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.

English: Doing What Matters in Times of Stress (who.int)

Ukrainian: Важливі навички в періоди стресу: iлюстроване керівництво(who.int)

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.

Practice Yoga: Yoga Poses for Stress Relief & Yoga for Anxiety

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.

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.

Resources to Support Ukrainian Military Children & Their Families (MCEC)

The Military Child Education Coalition lists additional support which may be immediately helpful to Ukrainian families.

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