Pre‑job loss grief reactions and work attachment among sick‑listed employees : Introduction of the imminent Job Loss Scale

Background: With this study, we aimed to explore the emotional experiences of sick-listed employees facing imminent job loss, as this emotional distress may hinder successful job search outcomes. The study had two objectives: (1) to develop and validate the Imminent Job Loss Scale (IJLS) for assessing pre-job loss grief reactions and (2) to examine its relationship to work attachment. 


What the Rich World can Learn From Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Offered to Children in Low-Income Settings

Mental health of children is becoming increasingly important in present society, which is increasingly demanding of mental capacities and psychosocial resilience. the gap between the needs for help of children with mental health disorders and the capacities of mental-health services is enormous. it is obvious that the medical model of child mental health protection will not solve the problem − even in rich countries with more resources at their disposal.

Mental Health and The City : A Tribute to Mariupol, the City that will be Reborn

This paper aims to pay tribute to Mariupol and its inhabitants, the Ukrainian city which was entirely destroyed by the Russian army. Before the full-scale invasion, significant developments were happening in the field of mental health. The experience gained in that city, examples of good practices and active collaboration between the city administration, local professionals and the international development project “Mental Health for Ukraine”, formed the foundation of interventions that were transferred to other regions in Ukraine.

Moral Distress in Humanitarian Aid Workers : How Decolonising Aid Benefits Us All

Power inequalities and structural racism are long-standing problems within the humanitarian aid sector. Staff from high income countries typically work as “international staff,” receiving better treatment than “national staff” from low- and middle-income countries. This can result in harm not only to those disadvantaged by the system but also to those who appear to be benefiting from but are morally conflicted by systemic disparities. Ten current and former international humanitarians, with careers spanning from 3 to 15 years, were interviewed for this qualitative exploratory research.

‘El que ve y Ayuda’ : Evaluation of a Gender-based Violence Prevention Pilot Program in Peru

Community-based prevention strategies (e.g. bystander programs) have the potential to reduce sexual violence against women, but have mainly been implemented in high-income countries and geared towards specific contexts, such as university campuses. Based on local priorities for sexual violence prevention, a community-informed bystander intervention training program, “El que ve y ayuda” (“Who Sees and Helps;” WSH), was developed in Ayacucho, Peru: a post-conflict community.


Mental Health and Psychosocial Support for Victims/Survivors of Sexual Violence in Conflict and Emergency Settings : A Scoping Review

Mental health and psychosocial support is widely acknowledged as an integral part of the assistance offered to victims/survivors of sexual violence in conflict and emergency settings. This scoping review aims to shed light on the evidence for such interventions offered locally to victims/survivors aged 16 and above. The Cochrane, Cochrane Review, MedKnow, ProQuest, PsychInfo, PubMed, Sage Journals and Taylor & Francis databases were searched for articles published between 2009 and 2022 in this PRISMA-compliant scoping review.

Challenges and Opportunities for Uyghur Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Programming

Mental health and psychosocial support for Uyghurs living abroad need to be acknowledged as an important component of the humanitarian response. To formulate appropriate interventions for promoting mental health, a comprehensive understanding of identified problems is needed. However, several challenges − including language barriers, community perceptions of mental health, and mental health services − must be addressed. In this field report, we draw from our experiences of the Uyghur diaspora in relation to mental health to present the challenges which need to be addressed.

Six month evaluation of Mental Health, Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) hotline of Action Contre la Faim (ACF), Afghanistan

This study evaluated the effectiveness of a mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) hotline in Afghanistan using quantitative and qualitative data. Results showed that the hotline was effective in providing accessible MHPSS interventions to women who have access to a mobile phone. Overall, 82.4% of the callers were women, and the main themes on the calls were related to gender-based violence or social difficulties. Another common topic was family conflicts and substance use.

A Refugee and Immigrant Peer Support Program in the United States

This field report describes the development and implementation of a curriculum for peer psychosocial support (PSS) for refugees and immigrants in the United States. From 2017 to 2019, we piloted an adapted PSS multistakeholder-approved peer curriculum to assess its relevance in several refugee groups. The program certified 106 peer support specialists from backgrounds representing 35 countries and more than 38 languages.

Accessibility and Perceived Impact of a Group Psychosocial Intervention for Women in Ecuador : A Comparative Analysis by Migration Status

There is increasing guidance promoting the provision of mental health and psychosocial support programs to both migrant and host community members in humanitarian settings. However, there is a lack of information on the respective experiences and benefits for migrant and host community members who are participating in mental health and psychosocial support programming.