15/12/2015 – UNHCR, IOM and MHPSS.net (Mental Health & Psychosocial Network) including Terre des Hommes just released their Multi-Agency Guidance Note “Mental Health and Psychosocial Support for Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Migrants on the Move in Europe”. This short guidance note is not specific on children though one specific para is on them and provides advice on protecting and supporting the mental health and psychosocial wellbeing of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants on the move in Europe. It describes key principles and appropriate interventions to guide all those who are designing and organizing emergency services and/or providing direct assistance to the affected people.
The MHPSS.net is a global platform for connecting people, networks and organizations, for sharing resources and for building knowledge related to mental health and psychosocial support both in emergency settings and in situations of chronic hardship. Terre des Hommes is member of the Advisory Board Group of MHPSS.net.
You can find more information about this network at http://mhpss.net/ and the guidance at http://mhpss.net/?get=262/MHPSS-for-Refugees-Asylum-seekers-and-Migrants-on-the-Move-in-Europe1.pdf