Manual on Community-Based Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergencies and Displacement
The Manual on Community-Based Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) in Emergencies and Displacement describes the process IOM MHPSS programme managers should follow to design and implement relevant programmes in the aftermath of an emergency and with displaced populations.
While designed for IOM MHPSS programmes, the manual was compiled with the support of 100 experts from various agencies, NGOs and academic centres and links to more than 200 tools, articles and technical websites. As such, the manual is meant to be a reference for MHPSS experts working in the field, beyond IOM programming.
To make full use of the linked resources it is better to download the manual and read it through a devise with an active internet connection.
The manual is a living document. If you want to provide feedback, suggest examples and best practices or additional tools, you can register to be part of a feedback exercise, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Concepts and models of work
- Engaging with communities
- Assessment and mapping
- Psychosocial mobile teams
- Sociorelational and cultural activities
- Creative and art-based activities
- Rituals and celebrations
- Sport and play
- Non-formal education and informal learning
- Integration of mental health and psychosocial support in conflict transformation and mediation
- Integrated mental health and psychosocial support and livelihood support
- Strengthening mental health and psychosocial support in the framework of protection
- Community-based support for people with severe mental disorders
- Technical supervision and training
- Monitoring and evaluation
- Inter-agency coordination
- Ethical considerations