Reading Corner

For some training activities you might need more background information. Here you find additional links to infotexts as support for your training preparation.

General background information

Red Cross Switzerland: Material on Health Information. 

View, download and order brochures, guides, films, and educational materials in 56 languages.

„Healthy Lifestyle through education“

This brochure includes basic information on lifestyle diseases and how social disadvantaged learners can be involved in health education.

The brochure was developed in the framework of the EU-Project “Health Box” (

“Staying healthy and dealing with illnesses”  

This brochure was published by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health in cooperation with the Austrian Red Cross. It contains relevant information on the Austrian Health system.

Mental Wellbeing

When you just can‘t forget

Information about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. This brochure of the Swiss Red Cross is designed to help people who have experienced traumatic events and their families. It is for those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The booklet is available in ten languages and can be downloaded here.

10 steps toward mental health

Flyer, available in ten more languages

Physical wellbeing

Information text about sleep


This website offers a number of nutrition education material based on research form the Harvard School of Public Health. 

The UC Davis Department of nutrition website provides a number of information sheets regarding different aspects of nutrition.

A good diet is important for good health. Eating a variety of foods can improve general wellbeing, reduce the risk of conditions. Learn more in “Healthy Eating”, a Food Fact Sheet published by the British dietetic Association.

Physical Activity

Physical activity guidelines

This factsheet gives an overview on the most important aspects

The World Health Organisation (WHO)

Offers a number of reports and factsheets on health topics, disease prevention and physical activity. Choose your country report!

Alcohol misuse

Find the most important key facts of the WHO on alcohol and the effects on health. The website also offers more links to detailed publications on alcohol and health.


Find the most important key facts of the WHO on smoking and the effects on health. The website also offers more links to detailed publications on tobacco and health.


An Easy-to-Read Drug Facts website to help understand drugs and addiction.

Sexual Health

Sexual health, asylum seekers and refugees

A handbook for people working with refugees and asylum seekers in England


Article: Health Communication with Immigrants, Refugees, and Migrant Workers

WHO publication:

The provision of effective health care to linguistically and culturally diverse migrant populations has been identified as a crucial public health issue. This scoping review examines strategies that have been implemented and evaluated to address communication barriers experienced by refugees and migrants in health care settings across the WHO European Region. Four main types of strategy were identified: cultural mediation, interpretation, translation of health information, and guidance and training for health care providers.