Toolkit for the Integration of Mental Health into General Healthcare in Humanitarian Settings

Toolkit for the Integration of Mental Health into General Healthcare in Humanitarian Settings

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Integration of Mental Health into General Health Care is not an event, it is a stepwise, long-term process which takes time and varies depending on the context and available resources.

This Toolkit aims to support the understanding and implementation of integrated mental health programs in humanitarian settings. It provides a framework for essential steps and components, with associated key guidance and resources, that strengthen the integration process, and is primarily intended for (1) implementing agencies, but may also be useful for (2) donors, and (3) government actors. Users can access the three steps & three cross cutting components relevant to current program needs, or stages of programming.

An additional section of the toolkit includes resources that provide General Guidance which is foundational to the toolkit. Please use this section as reference as you explore specific steps and components in the toolkit.

For detailed information about the toolkit development process, and its use, read more in the About Section of the toolkit.

The below framework illustrates the structure and use of the mental health integration toolkit. Scroll down for a description of each of the integration steps and cross cutting components in the framework. When ready, click on any of the steps or components to get started.

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This Toolkit is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

The content are the responsibility of International Medical Corps and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.



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