Psychosocial Interventions for People with a Disability (PID)



Since 2012, the IFRC Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support of the Danish Red Cross, the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE), Juul Journalistik & Kommunikation and Licht für die Welt have been running the project Psychosocial Interventions for People with a Disability (PID).


The project seeks to address the growing issue of social exclusion and the resulting psychosocial problems of persons with disabilities. Due to the ageing of society and the increase in non-communicable diseases, a growing proportion of the European population (currently 15 percent) lives with a disability.


PID aims to ensure quality trainings of staff (trainers, teachers, social workers, etc.) providing psychosocial support to persons with disabilities, thus improving their professional skills and competencies and achieving their inclusion into everyday life. The project partners are developing a training manual based on a comprehensive research review and best-practice analysis of interventions for persons with disabilities. The specific focus of the manual will be on adapted physical activity, which has proven to be very effective in improving psychosocial well-being.



Katrin Koenen (



IFRC Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support, Danish Red Cross

Juul Journalistik & Kommunikation

Licht für die Welt



Since 2012