Board of Governors

The 21st Meeting of the Board of Governors, Monte Carlo, 1950

Resolution No 12.

Social Service

The Board of Governors,

decides that the appointment of a Social Service Director, secretary and other staff should not be undertaken until the next meeting of the Standing Finance Commission and that,

in the meantime, the Health Bureau and the Nursing and Social Service Bureau of the League Secretariat of the League are authorized to undertake schemes of Social Assistance related to their respective activities, and that such activities be coordinated by the Health Bureau.

Resolution no. 18

Mental Health

The Board of Governors,

bearing in mind the need for the Red Cross to take part in this new activity, recommends that national Societies should assist in the establishment of model child guidance clinics where these do not exist;

furthermore, recognizing the importance of training in the subject of Mental Health for Doctors, Nurses; School Teachers, Social and other Public Health Workers; advises that courses of training for Red Cross Nurses, Aids and Social Workers should include this subject;

finally, recommends, that in the field of Mental Health, the Health Bureau of the League should co-operate actively with the World Federation of Mental Health and the Expert Committee on Mental Health of the World Health Organization.

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30-odd years with the Movement - National Society, International Federation and Standing Commission, for some reason never ICRC.
Presently a free spirit and attached to Sandefjord Red Cross

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