Psychosocial

Vertical trauma focussed interventions versus broader horizontal psychosocial interventions

Invited Commentaries: Pedersen, D. (2014). Vertical trauma focussed interventions versus broader horizontal psychosocial interventions. Intervention, 12(2), 278-282. Despite an influx of agencies conducting psychiatric and psychosocial interventions worldwide, there is scarce agreement regarding treatment goals and best practice to... Read more

Measuring suffering: assessing chronic stress through hair cortisol measurement in humanitarian settings

Cunningham, T. (2015). Measuring suffering: assessing chronic stress through hair cortisol measurement in humanitarian settings. Intervention, 13(1), 19-27. Ever increasing humanitarian crises involve prolonged population displacement, a known trigger for chronic stress, which in turn highlights the need for... Read more

RETHINKING MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING INTERVENTIONS IN DISASTER AND CONFLICT AFFECTED COMMUNITIES: CASE STUDIES FROM SRI LANKA, SUDAN AND MALAWI

The thesis findings and conclusions point to the need for collaboration with disaster, conflict and unplanned development affected communities to retrieve their knowledge systems to improve their mental health and wellbeing. These countries were selected based on their geographical... Read more