A new project has been launched to strengthen the capacity of non-MHPSS professionals to respond to the basic mental health needs of migrant populations. The STEP IN project, implemented in partnership with Terre des hommes - Romania, SOS Villaggi dei Bambini - Italia, Terre des hommes Ηellas - Γη των ανθρώπων Centro Penc, and Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, aims to provide training to non-MHPSS professionals to implement Problem Management+ (PM+) as a methodology to address the mental health challenges faced by migrants.
PM+ programs are brief psychological interventions that can be carried out by peer refugees, cultural mediators, and TCNs to target problems commonly experienced by migrants, such as depression, anxiety, and stress. By promoting the implementation of PM+ programs, the STEP IN project aims to promote mental health and wellbeing among migrant populations.
The project's kickoff meeting was held in Palermo, Italy, and brought together coordinators, MHPSS specialists, and trainers from Romania, Italy, and Greece. The meeting was a significant milestone for the project, as it marked the beginning of a new chapter in the provision of mental health services to migrant populations. The project is funded by the European Union, and the views and opinions expressed in the announcement are those of JRS Romania and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or HaDEA.
The STEP IN project is an important initiative that highlights the need to provide mental health services to migrant populations. The project recognizes that migrants face unique challenges when it comes to their mental health and wellbeing. By providing non-MHPSS professionals with the necessary training to implement PM+ programs, the project aims to promote mental health and wellbeing among migrant populations.
The STEP IN project is an important initiative that has the potential to make a significant impact on the mental health and wellbeing of migrant populations. As the project progresses, it is essential to stay tuned for updates regarding the project's activities. The project is a testament to the power of collaboration and partnerships in addressing complex challenges, such as the provision of mental health services to migrant populations.