Supporting the most at risk: Mental health and psychosocial support services (MHPSS)
CDP works on community-based disaster risk reduction and management (CBDRRM) and climate change adaptation (CCA). An important aspect of strengthening the resilience of local communities through capacity-development programs and projects was the MHPSS. The service targets populations affected by disasters as well as healthcare workers and carers who support them. Its provision is anchored on the expressed need for MHPSS, particularly in times of crisis and emergencies with the COVID-19 pandemic still in the backdrop. While MHPSS has been primarily focused on the response and recovery phases of emergencies and shifting paradigms in the field of MHPSS, it now includes preparedness and prevention.
Speaker: Mayfourth D. Luneta
Center for Disaster Preparedness (CDP)
BNDCC 1-Ground Floor