#WorldHumanitarianDay 2017: Resource Round-Up showing #MHPSSMatters!

World Humanitarian Day is held every year on 19 August to pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, and to gather support for people affected by crises around the globe. For this year, humanitarian partners are coming together to reaffirm that civilians caught in conflict are #NotATarget

MHIN has put together our top 10 Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (#MHPSSMatters) content in order to mark the day and show that MHPSS makes a positive difference in humanitarian emergency settings. 

  1. INNOVATION: Our partners in this campaign, the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Network (MHPSS.net) provide an online platform and hosting model to support a global community of practice aiming to improve access for MHPSS using evidence-based and promising approaches.
  2. BLOG: We have a blog written by PhD student Ilan Cerna-Turnoff discussing Violence against children in humanitarian settings – moving from theory to understanding
  3. RESOURCE: The Lancet Health in Humanitarian Crises Series was launched on 9 June 2017 and focused on how to improve the effectiveness of health responses in humanitarian crises. The series is available free of charge, simply login to access the full articles

    Also visit the Health in Humanitarian Crisis Centre organisation profile to access resources and experts improving health and health equity in crises-affected countries
  4. RESOURCE: Check out the mhGAP Humanitarian Intervention Guide (mhGAP-HIG), and a webinar on its use in Central African Republic
  5. INNOVATION:  Take a look at this innovation on Scaling-up mental health services in Central African Republic using mhGAP-HIG
  6. INNOVATION:  Step-by-step: delivering e-mental health in Lebanon
  7. INNOVATION/BLOG: Integration of MHPSS in primary care settings in the Middle East and the amazing blog discussing what inspired this innovation
  8. WEBINAR: How to Assess Mental Health and Psychosocial Needs and Resources in Emergency Settings
  9. BLOG: Mark van Ommeren discusses Evidence in the face of adversity: studying psychological interventions in humanitarian settings
  10. INNOVATIONCOM-GAP-S: Integrating mental health into primary care for post-conflict populations in Northern Sri Lanka

Also check out our forums for related events taking place this year:

mhGAP Orientation | 16-17 September 2017 | London
Human rights conference | 29th September 2017 | London

Middle East
North America
Central America and the Caribbean
South America
Humanitarian and conflict health
Primary care
Human rights
All disorders
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