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Managing Stress in Humanitarian Workers: Guidelines for good practice

Good staff care and psychosocial care have proven to be an important asset in stress management and the prevention and treatment of traumatic and post-traumatic stress. The Guidelines were conceptualized as a comprehensive, systematic presentation of the ‘state of the art’ in managing stress in...

Factors Influencing the Career Choice and Retention of Community Mental Health Workers in Ghana

This study examines the views of stakeholders related to factors that influence career choices and retention of community mental health workers in Ghana. Those working in the field cited the positive reasons as well as challenges.

Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Management of Youth Involved with the Child Welfare System

This Practice Parameter presents principles for the mental health assessment and management of youth involved with the child welfare system. Important definitions, background, history, epidemiology, mental health care use, and functional outcomes are described. Practical  guidance  regarding  child...

WHO/UNHCR New Guide on Mental Health in Humanitarian Emergencies mhGAP Humanitarian Intervention Guide

This guide aims to support general health facilities in areas affected by humanitarian emergencies in assessing and managing mental, neurological and substance use conditions. It is adapted from WHO’s mhGAP Intervention Guide (2010), a widely-used evidence-based manual for the management of these...

Strengthening Mental Health Systems in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: The Emerald Programme

The project described in this article has a strong focus on capacity-building of researchers, policymakers, and planners, and on increasing service user and caregiver involvement to support mental health systems strengthening.

IASC Guidelines and Checklist for Field Use on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings

These documents aim to provide multi-sectoral, inter-agency framework for coordination, identification and implementation of useful practices for psyschosocial and mental health well-being in emergency settings. The second is a checklist for field use

Review of the Implementation of the IASC Guidelines on Mental Health & Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings

The IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) in Emergency Settings were established in 2007 to protect and improve people’s mental health and psychosocial well-being in the midst of an emergency. Seven years of dissemination, utilization and implementation of the Guidelines...

Psychosocial care and support for older carers of orphaned and vulnerable children: Policy guidelines

In recognition of the need to address the psychosocial needs of older caregivers HelpAge collaborated with REPSSI to develop Policy Guidelines for Psychosocial Care and Support for Older Carers of Orphaned and Vulnerable Children affected by HIV and AIDS. The Policy Guidelines document is intended...

Psychosocial care and support for older carers of orphaned and vulnerable children: Programming guidelines

In recognition of the need to address the psychosocial needs of older caregivers HelpAge collaborated with REPSSI to develop guidelines. These programming guidelines were especially developed with the aim of impacting on the wellbeing of older carers living in situations of poverty and in a time of...

The Situation of Older Persons in Myanmar

This document is the outcome of a national research on the situation of older people in Myanmar, carried out in 2012. It is expected that this study will inform social and economic policies, especially those related to increasing income, expanding human security and reducing poverty among older...

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