Education in Emergencies and Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Toolkit
The MHPSS and EiE Toolkit offers access to key documents and resources of relevance to those working in the fields of Education in Emergencies (EiE) and of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS).
Education in Emergencies plays a central role in the protection and promotion of children’s mental health and psychosocial wellbeing. Education settings (including home school) can offer safe, stable environments that can help restore a sense of normality, dignity, and hope in emergencies. The field of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support has a wide range of intervention approaches that benefit children, their families and key workers such as teachers and other educators.
Despite the vital intersections between MHPSS and EiE, programme staff and practitioners are not always aware of relevant knowledge, approaches and tools across both fields. By sharing key documents about standards and guidelines, as well as resources and tools relevant to practitioners in each field, it is hoped that this toolkit will help to bridge this gap and better connect the efforts of those working to design and deliver education and/or MHPSS interventions related to children in crisis situations.
The aim of this toolkit is to increase understanding between the two sectors, to encourage dialogue for planning and programming, and ultimately to strengthen the quality of MHPSS and education responses in emergencies.