The healing process for those who have been displaced by violence or other traumatic circumstances,must start from the mind. Unlike physical wounds, the mental scar is invisible and detrimental to the rehabilitation process if left unattended.
The program included training of five mental health champions in the camp to identify early symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety, and Depression. They will also provide a listening ear and counselling, referring cases that require professional attention. The champions are tasked with:
- Creating a safe and stigma free community
- Providing counselling and psychosocial support
- Manning the “Come Talk” area in the camp.