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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.

Upcoming Webinar on Climate Crisis and MHPSS

Intervention Journal will host a Webinar related to our special section on Climate Crisis and MHPSS. The webinar will be practitioner focused, featuring a panel discussion between Intervention authors, editors, other experienced practitioners and the audience. Sign-up for this interactive Webinar using this link: shorturl.at/efUY1
Join us on September 22nd from 13:30-15:00 CEST. Participation is free of charge.
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Recording of Intervention webinar on suicide prevention and response

Intervention hosted a webinar in collaboration with the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP). Four authors with articles in our current issue had a dialogue on key aspects of suicide prevention and response. Dr Lakshmi Vijayakumar joined us with a special message on this challenging area of practice.

Watch the recording on YouTube

Call for Papers

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

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Current Issue

Including a special section on suicide prevention and response

January-June 2022| Vol 20| Issue 1

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Exploring current responses to the climate crisis in MHPSS interventions in humanitarian settings

Introduction Welcome to the first issue of Intervention for 2022. We are opening the year by focussing a special section on the climate crisis and mental health and psychosocial supp...


Trafficking and exploitation of children in fragile environments: Is prevention possible?

Children's vulnerability increases and child protection systems are weakened in fragile states due to fragmentation of services and severe resource gaps. In the pursuit to identify and recomm...


Violence and traumatic exposures among islamic high school students in thailand's subnational conflict

Since 2004, nearly 7,000 people have been killed in Thailand's subnational conflict in its southernmost provinces – one of the longest running domestic insurgencies in Southeast Asia. T...


The impact of persons with mental health problems on family members and their coping strategies in Afghanistan

Afghans are suffering from mental health problems because of 40 years of war and its consequences, and their distress is exacerbated by the lack of professional mental health services. This study...


Mental health and psychosocial wellbeing in education: The case to integrate core actions and interventions into learning environments

Exposure to adversity, particularly in early childhood, can lead to lifelong struggles with learning and adverse physical and mental health. Mental health promotion and prevention, care services ...

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