Peace of Mind: Report launch
On 10 October 2023, we launched our latest report Peace of Mind: Integrating mental health and psychosocial support in reconciliation and violence prevention programmes in Rwanda and Tajikistan.
This research provides new evidence of the impact of mental health interventions in preventing conflict within communities and supporting efforts to promote peace and reconciliation.
It outlines the findings of in-depth assessments of two of International Alert’s peacebuilding projects, in Rwanda and Tajikistan. It found that mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS), when combined with improved economic security and access to justice, can break damaging cycles of violence.
We discussed the Rwanda and Tajikistan experiences of peaceful conflict resolution and mental health interventions.
- Farkhod Abdurakhmonov – Head of Tajikistan and Central Asia Programmes Manager
- Pacifique Barihuta – Programme Manager, Rwanda
- Ruth Simpson – Head of Conflict Hub
- Moderator – Hannah Ward – Director of Policy, Advocacy and Communications
You can watch our report launch and hear from those involved by watching this fascinating discussion held on World Mental Health Day above.