Camps, Parachinar

A MHPSS initiative was conducted in July 2017 by Meditrina and Elaj Trust


      

The aim of this initiative was to provide psychosocial support to traumatized families & building capacity for mental health care in Parachinar.
Objectives:
1. Conduct needs assessment to outline strategies for strengthening mental health services.
2. Provide psychosocial support and mental health care to the affected families.
3. Train primary care physicians to recognize and treat common mental disorders
4. Train teachers/community workers to provide ‘Psychological First Aid’.

The main training event was a workshop based on mhGAP guidelines by the World Health Organization.

In addition, meetings were held with other stake-holders including health administrators, community leaders, journalists, politicians and the military leadership for raising awareness and future collaboration.