The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (IASC, 2007) promote the provision of basic needs and community/family supports as key approaches to improve the overall wellbeing of people affected by crises, including conflict.

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Two Special sections: about long term perspectives on mental health and psychosocial programming in (post) conflict settings and a section dedicated to the mental health consequences of the Syrian war. 

November 2013 - Volume 11 - Issue 3


Inter-agency coordination of mental health and psychosocial support for refugees and people displaced in Syria
Eloul, Liyam; Quosh, Constanze; Ajlani, Rawan; Avetisyan, Naira; Barakat, Mouta; Barakat, Lidia; Ikram, Mohammad Waleed; Shammas, Louay; Diekkamp, Victoria


The Swedish support to Bosnia Herzegovina: rebuilding mental health services after the war
Lagerkvist, Bengt; Mehic-Basara, Nermana; Ceric, Ismet; Jacobsson, Lars


In this issue attention to child friendly spaces, forced motherhood as a legacy of war, gender based violence survivors and Bhutanese refugees in Nepal. And there is a reflection about psychological support during an ebola outbreak in DR Congo.

July 2013 - Volume 11 - Issue 2

From the editor
Ventevogel, Peter


Child friendly spaces: a systematic review of the the current evidence base on outcomes and impact
Ager, Alastair; Metzler, Janna; Vojta, Marisa; Savage, Kevin


Psychosocial support for Bhutanese refugees in Nepal
Reiffers, Relinde; Dahal, Ram Prasad; Koirala, Suraj; Gerritzen, Renee; Upadhaya, Nawaraj; Luitel, Nagendra P.; Bhattarai, Shaligram; Jordans, Mark J.D.
'Against all odds': UNHCR's mental health and and psychosocial support programma for Iraqi refugees and internally displaced Syrians
Harrison, Sarah; Dahman, Riwa; Ismail, Maha; Saada, Edith; Hassan, Maysaa; Hassan, Rasha; Khalifa, Adam Musa; Schilperoord, Marian



This issue opens the second decade of Intervention. Figures and trends of the first are presented. Therapeutic developments in an article on single session therapy and on the use of photography fostering post-traumatic growth.

March 2013 - Volume 11 - Issue 1


July 2016 - Volume 14 - Issue 2

March 2016 - Volume 14 - Issue 1

November 2015 - Volume 13 - Issue 3

An Editorial pleas for a more holistisc approach. Personal perspectives provide an etnographic view on Syrian women and girls

July 2015 - Volume 13 - Issue 2

After reflections on Patel's article about bridging the credibility gap (see 2014 4th, SUPPLEMENT issue), this issue contains articles on domestic violence in Nepal, on learning from sharing circles with vulnerable populations in Myanmar, on training community health workers in Haiti, and about resilience and well-being in Kashmir's women's lives.

March 2015 - Volume 13 - Issue 1

After a reflective response to the last NEXT FRONTIERS issue, and articles on measuring suffering, on resilience of women in the aftermath of Peruan conflict and on trauma focused vs. non-trauma focused interventions, a special section presents personal reflections on psychosocial support in West-African ebola affected communities.

December 2014 - Volume 12 - Issue 4

2014 SUPPLEMENT editionNEXT FRONTIERS for Mental Health and Psychosocial Wellbeing in Low Income and Conflict Affected Settings.