Mental health and peacebuilding in the Central African Republic: Implications for Policy and Practice

Between April 2022 and January 2023, Conciliation Resources carried out research in Kaga-Bandoro and Sibut in the Central African Republic (CAR), to gain insight into how the conflict has influenced the way that individuals and communities experience distress, and how mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) approaches should be adapted to local needs. The research highlights the intrinsic relationship between communities in Kaga-Bandoro and Sibut and the spiritual world, and calls for a greater consideration of communities’ spiritual beliefs in MHPSS and peacebuilding work.

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