Mental Health

We provide psychosocial support, counseling and referral to specialist mental health professionals.  This is done using a family-based approach to help promote resilience, break the cycle of violence and empower individuals and communities to overcome their deep wounds. Also as part of our primary health care our healthcare work has included:

  • Alleviate Distress and Provide Treatment (ADAPT): The ADAPT project served 1,200 Syrian, Palestinian, and Lebanese children in Saida area including our partner Zaituna in Ein El‑Hilweh Camp. In collaboration with Islamic Relief UK, the project helped children deal with stress and psychological suffering.
  • Protect Syrian Refugees in Lebanon: The project targeted 250 youth and parents through awareness sessions and 30 psychiatric illness cases were treated individually. In collaboration with Islamic Relief USA, Blue Mission established the programme to expand access to psychosocial support for Syrian youth in Saida area.
  • Iraqi Community Centre in Great Beirut: Awareness sessions about mental health and human rights protection were received in this community centre.
  • Countering Autism-related Stigma: In summer 2010, a psychologist who specializes in treating children with Autism came to Lebanon for two months to work with children and families in Palestinian refugee camps. The purpose of this project was to give families individual support, to help their children and to increase awareness about Autism in the Palestinian refugee community.

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