The integration of livelihood support and mental health and psychosocial wellbeing for populations who have been subject to severe stressors

Author/s: Guglielmo Schininà, Elisabeth Babcock, Rachel Nadelman, James Sonam Walsh, Ann Willhoite, Alys Willman
Language: English
Publication Type: Scientific Report (Journal)(External)

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This article aims to promote the integration of mental health and psychosocial support into livelihood programmes, presenting existing research within behavioural economics, humanitarian and economic ¢elds that support the need and e¡ectiveness of such integration. It presents examples of mental health and psychosocial support integration into livelihood programmesput in placeby a grass roots organisation in the USA and the largest development institution in the world, theWorld Bank Group, respectively. While these initiatives took place within organisational, socio-economic and political environments that signicantly differ from those where most humanitarian programmes take place, a series of best practices, processes and approaches that could be considered within humanitarian settings are highlighted in the conclusions.

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