Guidance on mental health and psychosocial programming

This guidance has been developed in phases. A desk review looking at the literature relevant to faith-sensitive psychosocial programming, followed by fieldwork in LWF and IRW country offices (Kenya, Jordan and Nepal), led to initial draft of the guidance, closely aligned with the existing IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings (2007). This draft guidance was then reviewed by a wide range of humanitarian actors and others and was pilot tested in a variety of settings.


Project Leads:

Michael French (LWF), |

Atallah Fitzgibbon (IRW), |


Project Consultants: Wendy Ager, Rebecca Horn and Alastair Ager


Project Advisory Group Members:

LWF, IRW, Church of Sweden, HIAS, IFRC Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support, UNHCR, World Vision, independent advisors


See LWF press release here

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