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Changing the conversation on mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) for displaced populations through context-specific anaysis and best practice interventions.
Between Borders was launched in January 2017 on the back of a series of political and humanitarian crises worldwide, triggered initially by the Syrian crisis.
We are a practitioner-led research organisation focusing on forced displacement, mental health and psychosocial support. We address these issues through an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary lens. We connect MHPSS with displacement caused by climate change, development, disasters, and development.
We work with our partners to put a direct spotlight on the benefits of the arts and storytelling in psychosocial support as an alternative to traditional interventions on MHPSS. Their work here is highlighted on our Creative Space. Turning the Lens showcases the stories and voices of those directly impacted by forced displacement around the world.
As an NGO providing direct insights from our team in the field and our partners, we are a global first on MHPSS and forced displacement.
Between Borders founded the Forced Displacement and Mental Health Consortium to bring our global partners together for research, events, workshops and training. Partners include researchers, practitioners, NGOs, innovators, journalists, photojournalists, networks, institutes, and creatives.
February 2017 marked the launch of our World Forced Displacement and Mental Health Day, putting direct recognition on these issues and the people caught in the crossfire of crises worldwide.