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Evidence Brief: The Impact of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Interventions on People Affected by Humanitarian Emergencies
This is an evidence brief, accompanying the full systematic review on mental health and psychosocial support interventions in humanitarian emergencies.
This systematic review draws together primary research on mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) programmes for people affected by humanitarian crises in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). It investigates both the process of implementing MHPSS programmes and their receipt by affected populations, as well as assessing their intended and unintended effects. What are the barriers to, and facilitators of, implementing and receiving MHPSS interventions delivered to populations affected by humanitarian emergencies? What are the effects of MHPSS interventions delivered to populations affected by humanitarian emergencies? What are the key features of effective MHPSS interventions and how can they be successfully developed and implemented? What are the gaps in research evidence for supporting delivery and achieving the intended outcomes of MHPSS interventions?
- The evidence brief accompanies a stand-alone executive summary and the full systematic review. It was carried out by a team from the EPPI-Centre, University College London (UCL), and forms part of a series of humanitarian evidence syntheses and systematic reviews commissioned by the Humanitarian Evidence Program.