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The Ministry of Planning, Development and Special Initiatives launched the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) unit as a part of its emergency response to COVID-19, and is funded by UNICEF Pakistan.

Dated : 11 July 2021

The Ministry of Planning, Development and Special Initiatives launched the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) unit as a part of its emergency response to COVID-19, and is funded by UNICEF Pakistan.

The aim of this initiative is to develop an evidence-driven MHPSS model which is right-based, scalable and sustainable.

The objectives of the project are to:
1. Raise public awareness for psychosocial well-being of at-risk population and address stigma and discrimination of infected populations
2. Identify and manage stress related conditions in frontline responders, and integrate mental health and psychosocial support in response activities
3. Provide psychosocial support to the most vulnerable population groups including women and children at risk, bereaved families, and people with disabilities
4. Provide mental healthcare for those suffering from mental disorders

A Mental Health Co-ordination Unit has been set up at the Ministry of Planning, Development and Special Initiatives to implement a pilot in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) to develop a mental health force which will be trained to provide mental health and psychosocial support through intersectoral collaboration.