Community-based approaches to mental health and psychosocial support programmes: A guidance note
This brief guidance note explains community-based approaches to Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in emergencies, and the importance of viewing emergency-affected people as active participants in improving individual and collective well-being. It highlights the importance of community-based approaches for encouraging recovery and resilience, and for contributing to restoring and/or strengthening collective structures and systems essential to daily life and well-being. It gives brief guidance on how to assess, plan, implement and evaluate community-based approaches to MHPSS. It highlights ethical dilemmas and practical difficulties and presents ethical guidelines for implementation.
Compendium of Resources A Supporting Document to UNICEF’s Operational Guidance: Community Based Child Protection
"This detailed compendium supports UNICEF’s Operational Guidance on Community-Based Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (see Linked Resources section). It provides a set of resources for the four different MHPSS intervention levels as well as a section on Monitoring and Evaluation Resources. For each resource there is: a description; notes on appropriate use, scope, training requirements for using the resource and key inputs required; links to the resource itself and information about key tools contained within it; and notes about applications and further references. The compendium provides resources to inspire program development across a broad spectrum of approaches within the frame of the IASC Guidelines for MHPSS in Emergencies."