The ICRC, IFRC and National Societies work to ensure that people’s need for psychological support and specialized mental health care is met through peer support, group work, counselling or psychotherapy, or through referrals to other existing mental health services. The Movement also works to strengthen health systems through trainings of mental health and psychosocial support professionals.

Mental health and psychosocial needs of people affected by armed conflicts, natural disasters and other emergencies is a main theme of the 33rd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent in December 2019 where the Movement and the 196 States Parties to the Geneva Conventions are expected to adopt a resolution addressing this urgent humanitarian issue. This leaflet summarizes the aim of the mental health and psychosocial support policy and roadmap, established at the 33rd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent in December 2019.

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Themes: Humanitarian diplomacy/Advocacy

Language: Spanish

Year: 2021

File extension: PDF