Manual on community-based mental health and psychosocial support in emergencies and displacement

This Manual aims to facilitate mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) experts and managers in designing, implementing and evaluating community-based MHPSS (CB MHPSS) programmes, projects and activities for emergency-affected and displaced populations in humanitarian settings. It is specifically designed to support managers and experts hired by the International Organization for Migration (IOM). However, it can also be used, in its entirety or in some of its components, by MHPSS experts and managers working for IOM’s partners, including international and national governmental organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), countries, donors and civil society groups.


Introduction: Guglielmo Schininà;

Chapter 1. Concepts and models of work: Guglielmo Schininà, Renos Papadopoulos and Jack Saul;

Chapter 2. Engaging with communities: Marian Tankink, Guglielmo Schininà and Renato Libanora;

Chapter 3. Assessment and mapping: Marian Tankink, Guglielmo Schininà, Emmanuel Streel and Renato Libanora;

Chapter 4. Psychosocial mobile teams: Guglielmo Schininà and Emmanuel Streel;

Chapter 5. Sociorelational and cultural activities: Guglielmo Schininà, Pauline Birot, Elaine Duaman Joyce and Natalia Hortigüela Gallo;

Chapter 6. Creative and art-based activities: Guglielmo Schininà and Alessandra Rossi Ghiglione;

Chapter 7. Rituals and celebrations: Renato Libanora, Kathy Angi and Guglielmo Schinina;

Chapter 8. Sport and play: Maria Bray, Serena Borsani and Raphaële Catillion;

Chapter 9. Non-formal education and informal learning: Sylvain Fournier;

Chapter 10: Integration of mental health and psychosocial support in conflict transformation and mediation: Tatsushi Arai, Marine Ragueneau and Guglielmo Schininà;

Chapter 11. Integrated mental health and psychosocial support, and livelihood support: Alys Willman and Christopher Maclay;

Chapter 12. Strengthening mental health and psychosocial support in the framework of protection: Chissey Mueller, Nada Akmoun, Guglielmo Schininà and Renato Libanora;

Chapter 13. Counselling: Jack Saul, Guglielmo  Schininà;

Chapter 14. Community-based support for people with severe mental disorders: Theresa Jones, Guglielmo Schininà, Peter Ventevogel, Fahmy Hanna;

Chapter 15. Technical supervision and training:

Chapter 16. Monitoring and evaluation: Martha Bragin and Emmanuel Streel;

Annex 1. Inter-agency coordination: Renato Libanora, Sarah Harrison and Guglielmo Schininà.

Annex 2. Ethical considerations: compiled by Natalia Hortigüela Gallo.  


International Organization for Migration | 2019
495 pagina's | Geneva : IOM, International Organization for Migration
Assessment, Communities, Community Mental Health (en), Cultural Values, Education, Mental health, Migrants, Peer Counseling, Psychosocial support, Supervision, Treatment Manual