Mental Health

Guidelines for Clinical Work with Migrant African Families Affected by Complex and Continuous Traumas

CSVR has worked with families since the early 1990s, providing direct MHPSS interventions and developing professional insights into the lived experiences of vulnerable groups affected by violence and the intersection of vulnerabilities such as nationality, ...

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BLENDED VOICES: Building an Understanding of Torture, War Trauma & Violence through an African Lens

Between October 2020 and March 2021, CSVR hosted an online symposium entitled ‘Blended Voices: Building an Understanding of Torture, War Trauma and Violence Through an African Lens’. The Blended Voices symposium emerged from the extensive ...

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Suicide Crisis Soars in South Africa

South Africa is facing a suicide crisis that aptly rose last month — September is dedicated to suicide awareness. The South African Depression and Anxiety Group reports that there are 23 known cases of suicide in ...

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Integrating Mental Health and Psychosocial Support into Transitional Justice in the Gambia: Practitioner Perspectives

Following the African model of transitional justice presented in the African Union Transitional Justice Policy, this report identifies ways to conceptualise and integrate healing, particularly from psychological wounds, into holistic and contextualised transitional justice practice ...

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Panelist Reflections: Connected, Diverse, Powerful — Sounding the Call for a Healed Africa

This documentary captures the voices of a few African practitioners working on issues related to war trauma, torture, violence, healing and wellbeing in the African continent. They reflect on Africa as a wounded continent, which ...

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Unpacking the Concept of Mental Health in Africa

African, postcolonial and other critical theories and thought have come to highlight the coercive, erosive and persistent nature of Western conceptions of mental health. This includes the continuation of biomedical and public health approaches to ...

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