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Climate change and mental health: a call to action to include mental health and psychosocial support services (MHPSS) in the Pakistan flood crisis

Riaz, Mehr Muhammad Adeel, Nayyer, Bismah, Lal, Arush, Nawaz, Faisal A. and Zil-E-Ali, Ahsan (2023) Climate change and mental health: a call to action to include mental health and psychosocial support services (MHPSS) in the Pakistan flood crisis. BJPsych International, 20 (3). 56 - 58. ISSN 2056-4740

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Identification Number: 10.1192/bji.2023.13

Abstract

The recent flood crisis in Pakistan has had significant impacts on the physical, mental and socioeconomic fabric of almost 33 million people. Floods in Pakistan are leading to a range of negative impacts on health and major disruptions to healthcare services. The lack of mental health and psychosocial support services (MHPSS) is a significant concern in rural areas of Pakistan in providing support to communities affected by floods. It is important for the government and mental health policymakers to work with academic coalitions and non-governmental organisations to replicate low-resource MHPSS models that will develop and advocate for effective, gender-sensitive mental healthcare throughout the country.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/bjpsych-in...
Additional Information: © 2023 The Author(s)
Divisions: Health Policy
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2023 10:15
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2024 19:15
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/119825

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