Mental Health and Psychosocial Support
JRS recognizes that the most effective mental health and psychosocial supports are implemented through layered, complementary services capable of meeting a variety of complex experiences and needs. Together we heal.
Forced displacement can disrupt relationships and practices that foster resilience and healing in individuals, families, and communities. In the wake of such disruptions, displaced persons may require additional psychological and social support as they adapt to new, unexpected circumstances.
The psychosocial programs provided by JRS aim to strengthen community and family supports through emphasis placed on building hope, restoring human dignity, and strengthening social cohesion. JRS staff provide safe spaces and activities for vulnerable groups, case management services, individual and group counseling, and training and supervision of non-specialists recruited from the communities we serve. Much of JRS mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) is integrated into all JRS programs.
A cornerstone of the JRS mission is to offer holistic human services through companionship, warmth, and recognition of human dignity; through this mission and JRS’s lens of accompaniment we provide psychosocial support to those in need.
For more information, download the JRS MHPSS Current Operations and 2020-2023 Operations Strategy.
JRS/USA & JRS/Mexico: Witnessing Asylum Seekers’ Hope and Resilience at the US/Mexico Border
04 April 2023
JRS Syria: Accompanying Syria Amid 12 Years of War and the Aftermath of the Earthquake
15 March 2023
JRS Global: 2023 International Women’s Day
10 March 2023
JRS Europe: One Proposal Annual Report
28 February 2023
JRS/USA: Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Services at the US Southern Border
12 January 2023
JRS Jordan: Celebrations of Culture and Diversity
06 December 2022