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Intervention, the Journal of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Conflict Affected Areas is a peer reviewed scientific journal, providing a forum for professionals working in conflict affected areas and in the aftermath of natural disasters, and for those working with refugees from these regions.

Speaking the unspeakable: Intervention webinar on suicide prevention and response

Join us for this webinar, in collaboration with the International Association for Suicide Prevention, featuring four authors with articles in our current issue in dialogue on key aspects of suicide prevention and response. Dr Lakshmi Vijayakumar will join us too with a special message on this challenging area of practice.

Register here for the webinar

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Call for Papers

Intervention is planning a special section on the climate crisis and mental health and psychosocial support for its first issue in April 2022. We would welcome submissions from humanitarians, practitioners, researchers, policymakers, or others seeking to document work in this crucial aspect of life on our planet. Please contact Wendy Ager, editor in chief, at [email protected] if you have any queries about this call for papers. Deadline: 31 October 2021

Climate Crisis and MHPSS

Current Issue

July-December 2021| Vol 19| Issue 2


Displaced, Dispossessed and Silenced: The Need for Suicide Prevention and Response for Conflict-affected Populations

Introduction Welcome to the second issue of Intervention for 2021. We are joining many people around the world in marking World Suicide Prevention Day by focussing a special section ...


Mental Health Interventions in Complex Political Contexts

Global mental health specialists provide mental health (MH) services worldwide in various settings with complex humanitarian needs. Tailoring MH interventions and psychosocial support to the cont...


Supporting and Sustaining Nonspecialists to Deliver Mental Health Interventions in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: An Umbrella Review

This umbrella review used a systematic approach to examine the state of the evidence regarding the nonspecialist health worker (NSHW) workforce in mental health and psychosocial services in low- ...

Field Report

Training Survivors of Gender-Based Violence in the Problem Management Plus Programme in Turkey

Since the beginning of the Syrian conflict, the impact on the local population has rapidly increased, with severe consequent displacement to neighbouring countries (such as Turkey), material loss...


A Preliminary Framework for Understanding Suicide Risk in LGBTQ Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) individuals continue to experience pervasive violence and victimisation, which has been associated with a host of negative mental...

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Intervention, the Journal of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Conflict Affected Areas, is an open access journal, published twice a year. This publication is hosted by ARQ International, part of the ARQ National Psychotrauma Centre in the Netherlands.


Abstracting and Indexing Information

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Ex Libris Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, ProQuest, TDNet, Wanfang Data

The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:
Emerging Sources Citation Index, Scimago Journal Ranking, SCOPUS, Web of Science