IOM South Sudan Mental Health and Psychosocial Support – 2018 Annual Report

KEY ACHIEVEMENT FIGURES

275,215 individuals were provided with emotional and social support services and included in support groups (86,364 children, 188,851 adults)

279,384 individuals beneffiting from social, recreational and creative MHPSS services

16,492 caregivers, of which 13,153 are adults and 3,339 are below the age of 17, received home visits, counselling services and emotional support

7,790 families supported through home visits for practical help and emotional support

22,179 individuals-at-risk received psychosocial support related to protection issues (7,316 children, 14,863 adults)

Overview

In 2018, MHPSS continued to offer counseling, psychological first aid, referrals, home visits and support group services to 86,364 children and 188,851 adults in five protection of civilian (PoC) sites in Bentiu, Malakal and Wau and five displacement collective centres in Wau. IOM also expanded MHPSS services to host communities in Wau and Malakal in 2018. IOM established an MHPSS programme and community resource center in Jebel Kheir community in Wau town providing services to 1,500 persons (returnees and host community members) monthly. In Upper Nile, IOM established an MHPSS centre in Malakal town, providing services to over 700 host community members monthly.

Source: International Organization for Migration