Integrating Mental Health and Psychosocial Support into Peacebuilding: Summary Report
Prolonged crises and violent conflicts have devastating consequences on the mental health and well-being of communities and individuals. In recent years, significant advances have been made to respond to mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) needs in humanitarian settings. Yet, MHPSS remains not structurally part of prevention and peacebuilding efforts. Addressing the psychological and social needs of communities is essential for building sustainable peace: Healing the conflicts within us helps resolve the conflicts around us.
The report incorporates data from five sources: a literature review, a stakeholder survey, five online regional consultations, thematic expert consultations on emerging issues, and knowledge and experience from fieldwork. The report highlights an urgent need to integrate mental health and psychosocial support into all phases of prevention and peacebuilding.
Geographical Scope: Global
Theme of Research: MHPSS Social Cohesion Women, peace and security
Year Published: 2022