Mental Health Support (MHPSS)

Mental Health & Psychosocial Support (MHPSS)

Snazzy hope foundation plays a particularly important role during armed conflict and in other situations of violence and emergencies. … Such interventions are overseen by a mental health professional and target individuals, families and/or groups

The composite term ‘mental health and psychosocial support’ (MHPSS) refers to any type of local or outside support that aims to protect or promote psychosocial well-being or prevent or treat mental disorders. Among humanitarian agencies the term is widely used and serves as a unifying concept that can be used by professionals in various sectors. MHPSS interventions can be implemented in programmes for health & nutrition, protection (community-based protectionchild protection and SGBV) or education. The term ‘MHPSS problems’ may cover a wide range of issues including social problems, emotional distress, common mental disorders (such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder), severe mental disorders (such as psychosis), alcohol and substance abuse, and intellectual or developmental disabilities.

 

Snazzy hope foundation ensures:

  • Those emergency responses are safe, dignified, participatory, community owned, and socially and culturally acceptable.
  • To maintain the protection and well-being of persons of concern by strengthening community and family support.
  • To ensure that persons distressed by mental health and psychosocial problems have access to appropriate care.
  • To ensure that persons suffering from moderate or severe mental disorders have access to essential mental health services and to social care.

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