Assessment of mental health and psychosocial support services for Syrian refugees in Lebanon.
This report presents results, main findings and recommendations from the assessment conducted in August-September 2013 for the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) services provided for Syrian refugees in Lebanon commissioned by UNHCR. The objectives of this assessment were:
-Reviewing existing data on MHPSS provided for Syrian refugees in Lebanon.
-Mapping the NGOs providing MHPSS services in Beirut, Bekaa, South and North Lebanon (4Ws).
-Assessing the conformity of programmes and services to international guidelines such as IASC guidelines, Psychological First Aid and the WHO mental health Gap Action Programme intervention guide (mhGAP-IG), taking into consideration the accessibility, the acceptability, the affordability and the quality of care.
-Assessing the coordination between different actors.
-Analysing existing models, highlighting the gaps, reflecting on the particular context of Syrian refugees in Lebanon and provide practical recommendations to UNCHR.