Living in persistent disadvantage and poverty has a detrimental effect on individual and community mental and emotional wellbeing. All too often mothers and their children are expected to get on with life following hugely traumatic events without any support from either their families or the wider society. Our work in mental health includes:
- Building robust and holistic support services in the partner organisations we work with through training in mental health support for front line care providers
- Empowering mothers to understand the impact of their mental health on their overall wellbeing by building in simple self-reflection tools into our Mothernomics programme in Iraq and effective emotional wellbeing support to parents of deaf children and those with long term medical needs such as diabetes in Gaza.