Medecins Sans Frontieres: mental health in post-tsunami Ache Province, a field report

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/39050
Title:
Medecins Sans Frontieres: mental health in post-tsunami Ache Province, a field report
Authors:
de Gryse, B; Laumont, B
Journal:
Intervention: International Journal of Mental Health, Psychosocial Work and Counselling in Areas of Armed Conflict
Abstract:
This article describes a mental health program in Ache Province, a conflict area in Indonesia. The intervention aimed to normalize community life, through activities such as construction of a volleyball field and the organization of a tournament, as well as organizing talking groups to reinforce solidarity and mutual support. On an individual level, offering counselling services supported normalization. The beneficiaries appreciated the communities based group activities the most. As for individual psychological support, counselling proved to be an unknown approach for the majority of the population, and therefore did not always meet their expectations of a fast, practical resolution of their problems.
Issue Date:
2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/39050
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
Mental Health

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dc.contributor.authorde Gryse, B-
dc.contributor.authorLaumont, B-
dc.date.accessioned2008-10-15T12:11:33Z-
dc.date.available2008-10-15T12:11:33Z-
dc.date.issued2007-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/39050-
dc.description.abstractThis article describes a mental health program in Ache Province, a conflict area in Indonesia. The intervention aimed to normalize community life, through activities such as construction of a volleyball field and the organization of a tournament, as well as organizing talking groups to reinforce solidarity and mutual support. On an individual level, offering counselling services supported normalization. The beneficiaries appreciated the communities based group activities the most. As for individual psychological support, counselling proved to be an unknown approach for the majority of the population, and therefore did not always meet their expectations of a fast, practical resolution of their problems.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived on this site with thanks to Wolters Kluwer and the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victimsen
dc.titleMedecins Sans Frontieres: mental health in post-tsunami Ache Province, a field reporten
dc.identifier.journalIntervention: International Journal of Mental Health, Psychosocial Work and Counselling in Areas of Armed Conflicten
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