The Online Certificate in Psychological First Aid for Migrants, Refugees and Displaced Persons has been adapting to the new circumstances and conjunctures of human mobility in the region, both to keep up with current contexts.

In these seven years, the Certificate have strengthened the capacities of more than 4,000 people in 24 countries of the world and three continents.

It has been established as a suitable place for the exchange of ideas and proposals between people, organizations and institutions dedicated to promoting and safeguarding the mental health of migrants in transit, destination, deported and / or settled in their destination country. The main objective of the Certificate is to offer psychosocial intervention tools that can be applied in the daily work of the people who work in these institutions, helping them to contribute to the integral growth of the people assisted.

General Objective 

The 7th Certificate in Psychological First Aid for Migrants, Refugees; Building dignity: human rights, empathy and solidarity - seeks to create a space for reflection, offer new coping tools, share strategies and solution proposals that can respond to the adverse realities of the region, prioritizing the application of a solidarity approach that dignifies the lives of people in contexts of human mobility.

Specific Objectives 

  • Make visible the challenges for global governance in relation to the issue of human mobility, including the implications that the COVID-19 pandemic has had in this context.

  • Identify the migration and refugee process in the region, emphasizing the opportunities for improvement in relation to the defense of human rights and accompaniment of migrants, refugees and displaced persons.

  • Provide psychological tools to face the different dimensions of migration, asylum and forced displacement in the current situation.

  • Identify risk behaviors of migrants, refugees and displaced persons from an intersectional human rights perspective, in order to channel them to specialized care services.

  • Generation of a culture of self-care and caring for the teams that work with the migrant, displaced and refugee community, especially with children, adolescents and women.

  • Make visible the construction of the social fabric that has been built through humanitarian networks to develop a new human rights agenda from the perspective of solidarity and empathy.

Intended Audience

This certificate is aimed for community leaders, activists, public health and healthcare providers, government officials, members of international organizations, diplomats, students, and anyone interested in the issue of migrants' mental health. 


The Certificate is taught in a total of 18 weeks. These are some of the modules:

  • Realities of migration, refuge and forced displacement.

  • Defense of the human rights of migrants, refugees and displaced persons.

  • Care as a path to equal and immeasurable dignity for all people.

  • Basic psychosocial intervention tools based on empathy and solidarity.

  • Networks of solidarity and empathy.

To view the full schedule, click here.


The Certificate is taught in the blended mode, that is, some activities require dedication in real time and some others may be developed online with previously established deadlines and with a minimum of weekly dedication, but according to the spaces that the participants can dedicate it.

Live Activities 

On Wednesdays and Fridays from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. (Central Mexico Time) classes will be held in real time.

Verify your local time here.

Virtual Activities 

The rest of the week, online activities (forums, chats, case studies, readings, etc.) will be carried out through a virtual learning platform monitored by facilitators and expert facilitators in migration and virtual tutoring.

The forms of participation in the classes are the following:

Synchronous: Connect on the date and time indicated to follow the class from a computer and carry out the virtual activities that will be carried out simultaneously following the instructions of the virtual facilitator.

Asynchronous: It is possible to watch the recorded classes, allowing participants to access the classes at the time that is most convenient for them. 

Technical/IT Requirements

  • An email account (preferably Gmail)
  • High-speed internet connection (at least 4MB/S dedicated for streaming)
  • Google Chrome (up-to-date version)

To assure you have all the required technological requirements, please click on the following link: