To celebrate the launch of the Internal Medical Corps' Mental Health Integration Toolkit, we have dedicated this forum thread for discussion around 'Mental Health Integration in Humanitarian Settings'.
The Mental Health Integration Toolkit was developed by the International Medical Corps (IMC) to facilitate the integration of mental health programs within general healthcare in humanitarian settings through a series of steps, components, resources and tools. The Toolkit aims to help implementing agencies, donors and governments obtain valuable guidance for better resource allocation, program design, contextualization, implementation and evaluation.
In 2019, the World Health Organization and International Medical Corps held a Global Workshop on the Mental Health Gap Action Programme Intervention Guide (mhGAP-HIG) in Kyiv. The Mental Health Integration Toolkit was used to enhance the training for global humanitarian actors. Watch the video below documenting the workshop activities and beneficiaries.
Watch the below video to see IASC MHPSS Technical Working Groups co-chairs at the MHPSS WG Chairs/Co-Chairs retreat and forum in Kiev:
Please use this forum to share your thoughts, comments and queries regarding the Toolkit or topics related to mental health integration within humanitarian settings.
- TOOLKIT: Integration of Mental Health into General Healthcare in Humanitarian Settings
- BLOG: Mental Health Integration in Humanitarian Settings
- PODCAST: Mental Health Integration in Humanitarian Settings
- ABOUT THE TOOLKIT: Read more about the process for developing the toolkit
Hi, Unprecedented humanitarian crises are occurring now, and many of them are both caused by and made worse by armed conflict. More than 80 million people worldwide who live in conflict-affected communities are frequently compelled to flee their homes in appalling circumstances and live without even the most basic necessities for survival.
Refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) may experience additional stressors such as poverty, discrimination, overcrowding, disconnecting from their previous sources of social support, and food and resource insecurity after having already experienced stressful events in their home countries—violence and loss. The COVID-19 epidemic has added to these difficulties by causing widespread anxiety, fear, and poverty. As a result, these communities experience hardship on many different levels, which raises their risk of acquiring mental health problems.