On Lesvos island, INTERSOS has been present since September 2020, when an emergency team was deployed after Moria’s camp fire to assess the most urgent needs of the affected population and to set up an efficient crisis response.
As an urgent need for Mental Health support to vulnerable women was identified, early in 2021 INTERSOS began a Mental Health and Psychosocial support intervention aimed at providing comprehensive psychosocial care to vulnerable women residing in Mavrovouni RIC and in order to enhance the general mental health response.
Currently, INTERSOS MHPSS intervention targets women who belong to vulnerable groups presenting signs of psychological distress, who have survived gender-based violence and/or are the sole or primary caregivers of a dependent family member.
The MHPSS INTERSOS Team, composed of psychologists, Case Managers and Protection Officers ensure that the mental health programme adheres to a holistic and rights-based approach. The aim of the intervention, in the context of full case management support, is to provide comprehensive psychosocial care to the persons, through individual and group sessions along with high-quality referrals of the beneficiaries to other services and support.
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