The Outreach walk: Improving protection and psychosocial support through outreach
describes how psychosocial providers (PS providers) understand, assess and offer support
in a disaster situation to promote psychosocial well-being, assist in creating safe environments
and enhance protection.
An outreach walk is both an approach and a psychosocial activity. As an activity, it aims to
improve the support and protection by reaching out to highly distressed and vulnerable
people. During an outreach walk, the PS providers access an area, identify signs of distress
and needs for protection, refer to services and carry out psychosocial triage.