A framework to ensure a community-based and contextualised approach to Mental Health and Psychosocial Support intervention

Mental Health and Psychosocial approaches and interventions have always been important for Tdh and embedded in their programming and in 2019 they have adopted a new framework presented here to respond better to the contexts we work in and to our needs.

The framework is composed of five core elements (explored in detail in this guidance). The five core elements are the well-being pillars, resilience capacities, socio-ecological approach, the IASC intervention pyramid and a set of four principles ensuring a participative and inclusive way of working. It is the combination, consideration and realisation of all five core elements which ensures the adaptability of the framework across differing contexts. 

Tdh MHPSS Framework identifies through five different domains of well-being, the internal and external capacities and resources that need to be strengthened, as well as the perceived vulnerabilities and risks to be mitigated through the transversal processes of informed participation and empowerment. The purposes of doing this is to reduce suffering, improve overall psychosocial well-being and strengthen resilience.

The MHPSS Framework, and the documents included in this operational guidance, are designed to support Tdh staff and partners at global, regional and field levels. The framework includes guidance for specific protection and MHPSS interventions, as well as for promoting wider well-being and resilience-based approaches within non-protection sectors such as WASH, education and Health.

The guide comprises of a lot of links to additional tools and annexes to support the operationalization of the framework" make sure you also click on the links inside!

  • Boxes and text with this icon Magnifying glass  include hyperlinks to practical resources for the framework and other Tdh supporting materials to signpost the reader to further information on the same topic.
  • Boxes with this icon Earth globe: Africa and Europe include hyperlinks to global interagency resources bringing the reader to further in-depth information on the same topic.
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This document was produced with the participation and active involvement of field and HQ staff of Terre des hommes (Tdh) around the world. It is the product of a long process which began in 2017 with a global mapping and review of MHPSS interventions, and consultation with key staff in Tdh field delegations and headquarters in Lausanne. We sincerely thank all those who contributed.

Particular acknowledgements are due to the Burkina Faso, Colombia, Equator, Greece and Kenya delegations who welcomed and facilitated field visits during the global MHPSS mapping, as well as to the children and families we work with around the world.

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