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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.

Current Issue

January-June 2023| Vol 21| Issue 1

View all articles from the first Intervention issue from 2023

What is new within Intervention?

  • Save the date for our Webinar: 'Localisation of MHPSS: power sharing and co-learning'
    on Thursday, June 8th 2023, from 13:30 to 15:00 (CET)
    Sign up here

Webinar recordings

Since the last issue in May 2022 which included a special section on the climate crisis and MHPSS, we have had two webinars on this important theme.

The first was part of the United for Global Health series highlighting research in this area.
Watch the recording

The second was hosted by Intervention Journal and focused on implications for the field.
Watch the recording

Call for Papers

Intervention welcomes submissions at any time throughout the year. Please refer to 'Instructions for authors' when considering submitting.

Why publishing with Intervention?


Stay informed about our publications, webinars, translations and more with our quarterly Intervention newsletter.

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Current Issue

January-June 2023| Vol 21| Issue 1

View All Articles in the Current Issue


From the Editors: Celebrating 20 Years of Bridging Research and Practice

Welcome to the first issue of Intervention in 2023. This issue marks two noteworthy occasions....

Field Report

Lessons Learned in Using the Score of Perceived Outcomes (ScoPeO) Tool in Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Programmes to Measure Quality of Life

Following the launch of the Impact and Quality of Life project in December 2012 by the Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, Humanity & Inclusion − formerly Handicap International (HI) ...

Field Report

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder among University Students of Mosul, Iraq: An After Effect of War Atrocities

People in Mosul, Iraq faced many acts of violence between 2014 and 2017 when the city was seized by the terrorist group of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). We aimed to determine...

Field Report

Psychosocial Programming in Uganda: Adaptations during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic brought concerns about mental health to the fore. While more and more people struggle with the mental health effects of experiencing a global pandemic,...


“Decolonising Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Interventions in the Humanitarian System

Mental health is an increasing concern around the world, but there is a substantial gap in terms of access to quality mental healthcare between Western and non-Western countries...

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:
DOAJ, Emerging Sources Citation Index, Scimago Journal Ranking, SCOPUS, Web of Science