Musée International
de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge
Musée International
de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge

Let's Talk About Mental Health!

Caring with affected populations: participatory approaches


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On the occasion of our "Mental Health" year (2022/2023) we are collaborating with the Geneva Centre for Humanitarian Studies (Dr. Valérie Gorin) and the Interfaculty Centre for Affective Sciences at the University of Geneva (Dr. Marzia Varutti). Throughout the year, a series of 5 thematic conversations will bring together specialized discussants from different fields of expertise in the informal and inspiring settings of our exhibitions. Together, we will explore questions such as: What are the new therapeutic perspectives in emergency contexts ? How to represent mental health ? How can I take care of myself or others?

Our approach seeks to offer critical tools and practical resources to a broad audience in order to destigmatize mental health issues.

4th conversation: Caring with affected populations: participatory approaches

How can participatory methods be used to address trauma, stress and violence faced by communities in disasters, armed conflicts or migration? How can this help to heal collectively? How can approaches, such as participative theatre, contribute to the wellbeing of communities, even after episodes of extreme violence? How adaptable are such methods to different audiences and contexts?

  • Recreational activities (sports, music)
  • Arts therapy (see book Arts therapists, refugees and migrants)
  • child-friendly spaces
  • Community mobilization, control and ownership
  • Community self-help and social support

 

The discussion will be held in English only. Registration link soon online.


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