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Community-based Mental Health & Psychosocial Support

Started Jun 1, 2022

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Course Title

Community-Based Mental Health and Psychosocial Support 

Course Description

This is a self-paced learning experience. You will be able to stop and start the module at your convenience.

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) has become an increasingly central component of responses to emergencies and disasters in recent years. In this module, learners will begin to understand the community-based mental health and psychosocial (CBMHPS) approach in theory and practice. Through the activities and exercises, they will begin to apply the concepts and approaches in a variety of humanitarian settings.

Throughout this module, you will learn from working professionals who have contributed through video as well as authored the text. In addition to watching videos and reading text, you will interact with the content, in various ways, through sliders that reveal information as you move, hotspots on an image, a variety of question styles (both graded and ungraded), and more.

Duration to complete module: 4-6 hours approximately. If using a mobile device to review the module, use the browser on your device. Do not access through the Canvas app.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the six core principles which underlie the CB-MHPSS approach and how they can be applied in practice.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the key features to be included in a CB-MHPSS  assessment.

  • Advocate for the CB-MHPSS  approach.


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