MHPSS and protection outcomes – September 2020

The document has been issued by the Global Protection Cluster with input from the co-chairs of the IASC Reference Group for MHPSS.

The central tenet is that stronger engagement of protection actors with MHPSS strengthens the overall protection response. Already, MHPSS is strongly embedded within protection activities for children, survivors or gender-based violence and mine victims, but the authors field that the field of protection as could intensify its efforts.

The document was launched during a special session on ‘Cross-sectoral work as a Condition for High Impact MHPSS’ on 6 October 2020 (see

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