International Medical Corps’ Rapid Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Situational Assessment Services, Identified Needs, and Recommendations following the April and May 2015 Earthquakes in Nepal

The primary goal of this rapid mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) situational assessment was to obtain an understanding of existing services and identified needs following the earthquake that occurred on April 25, 2015. Towards the end of the assessment period, on May 12, 2015, another earthquake struck, exacerbating the MHPSS needs of the population. The results will inform the program design of International Medical Corps’ (IMC) MHPSS initiatives to address existing gaps in services. Data collection focused on assessing the availability, quality and accessibility of existing mental health and psychosocial support services, as well as community-based components of mental health and wellbeing amongst populations affected by the earthquakes.

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