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Webinar: Mental Health and Psychosocial Perspectives on Migration, Return and Reintegration

A female migrant engages in a tapestry MHPSS activity on International Women Day 2023. © IOM 2023/Eva SIBANDA
A female migrant engages in a tapestry MHPSS activity on International Women Day 2023. © IOM 2023/Eva SIBANDA

On 22nd February 2024, the Migrant Protection Platform hosted the public webinar "Mental Health and Psychosocial Perspectives on Migration, Return and Reintegration, based on programmatic examples from the East and Horn of Africa and the West and Central Africa regions.

Access the recordings here

The webinar showcased the findings of a comprehensive mixed-method study shedding light on the challenges and opportunities faced by migrants during their migration, return and reintegration journey and how these experiences impact their mental well-being. 

Counting on a diverse panel of speakers, this event has been a must-attend for mental health and psychological support (MHPSS) specialists, protection officers, and return and reintegration practitioners. 

What will you learn by watching the recordings of this event?  

🌐 Good practices from the operationalization of MHPSS in countries of origin. 

🧠 Recommendations for designing programs encompassing a psychosocial dimension of protection and reintegration. 

🔍 Insights into interlinkages between mental health and the sustainable reintegration of migrants in vulnerable situations. 

The goal of the event was to foster meaningful dialogue and pave the way for future interventions that prioritize the psychological well-being of migrants.

We invite you to join the Platform's Community of Practice to continue the conversation and explore questions that may not have been fully addressed during the webinar.

Additionally, we welcome you to reach out to us at migrationprotectionplatform@iom.int for further contributions and ideas to advance collaboration, knowledge dissemination, or further engagement.