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Nepal 2015 Earthquake MHPSS Response Group now open
April 25, 2015
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Nepal 2015 Earthquake Response Group has been opened to share resources and information about the MHPSS response to the 25 April Disaster. If you are involved in the response, please join http://mhpss.net/groups/current-mhpss-emergency-responses/nepal-2015-earthquake-response/

NEWSLETTER INTERNATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH CONGRESS LILLE 2015
April 15, 2015
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The World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) and the French Psychiatrist Partners have joined together to organize the first edition of the international congress: MENTAL HEALTH FOR ALL. The congress will take place at Lille Grand Palais, France, from 28 to 30 April 2015, and will focus on integrating Mental Health into Primary Care with a global perspective and also reflect the WHO Global Mental Health action plan and a matching platform between professionals (GP and Psychiatrist) and interaction with the general public.

Child Protection Minimum Standards (CPMS) video series Launched by the Child Protection Working Group (CPWG)
April 1, 2015
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The series is a practical introduction for child protection staff in both emergency-affected and prone contexts; while it targets newcomers working at the national level with local or international NGOs, government counterparts, and UN agencies, a wider audience will also find it interesting.  The CPWG encourages Child Protection staff to use these resources as widely as possible. Click here to find out how.

The videos are available in English, French, Arabic and Spanish (forthcoming) and addresses these 5 Child Protection Needs Standards:

• Sexual violence
• Psychosocial distress and mental disorders
• Children associated with armed forces or armed groups
• Child labour
• Unaccompanied and separated children

Click here to view these videos.

 

Review of the Implementation of the IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings
March 26, 2015
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This review aims to provide an overview of the impact of the guidelines on MHPSS programmes in emergency settings, looking at existing practices and lessons learnt since the release of the Guidelines. The review looks at the level of implementation of the Guidelines, exploring institutionalization of the Guidelines within specific agencies, mainstreaming and integration of the Guidelines across the humanitarian system, and perceptions of any gaps or changes in the relevance and utility of the guidelines.

To access the publication, click here