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Pillar 5

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support

Corona virus infection may cause mental health problems because of the nature of the disease and may also cause social disruption to the; infected, affected, including responders and their families. Targeted response interventions by health including physical isolation may impact on COVID-19 affected communities’ mental health. This pillar aims at providing quality and culturally appropriate treatment and protection interventions through planning, implementing, coordinating, and monitoring psychosocial care and protection for people who are affected by Coronavirus.


  • Assessment of families, communities and people affected with COVID-19 for psychological distress.
  • Provision of mental health and psychosocial interventions within the affected community, including people in isolation.
  • Building capacity of probation officers, psychiatrists (clinical officers, nurses and doctors), psychologists, social workers and para-social workers that offer psychosocial support.


  • Offer MHPSS services to individuals, families and communities affected with COVID-19 infection and the associated psychological distress.
  • Conduct training and mentorship for MHPSS to probation officers, psychiatric practitioners (clinical officers, nurses and doctors), psychologists, social workers and para-social workers with the necessary skills for Psychosocial support service provision
  • Provide Support supervision and monitoring of psychosocial support services in the affected communities
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