psychoSOCIal &mental health

Psychosocial support is an integral part of GARUKA’s emergency response. It helps individuals and communities to heal the psychological wounds and rebuild social structures after an emergency or a critical event. It can help change people into active survivors rather than passive victims.

Early and adequate psychosocial support can:

  • prevent distress and suffering developing into something more severe

  • help people cope better and become reconciled to everyday life

  • help beneficiaries to resume their normal lives

  • meet community-identified needs