Brief Description of the Programme
Based on numerous findings and recommendations from our work with Syrian refugees in Lebanon in addition to consultative sessions with experts and partners inside Syria, ABAAD responded, with our cross-border programme, to growing needs within the mental health and psychosocial support, the GBV case management, and the social cohesion fields in emergency situations.
The programme, entitled “Bel Salameh,” (Syrian dialect, term used either to wish someone a safe return or to get well soon), addresses the multiple psychological dimensions of the crisis and enables individuals and communities to improve their capacity to find meaning in their suffering and to transform their negative experiences. The strength and resilience centred approach we will be using within this project will support the capacities of affected communities inside Syria to cope with immediate needs emanating from the crisis, recover from its impacts, and sustain this recovery over the long-term.
Through networking, assessments, resource production, and conducting different types of training workshops, “Bel Salameh” aims to enhance the capacities of mental health practitioners, front-liners, social workers, and educators working directly with beneficiaries, and medical practitioners, to provide better relevant services to the residents of Syria. Additionally, the programme targets youth change-makers to promote peace messaging and social cohesion.