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|Boys play a board game at a UNICEF-supported child-friendly space, at the Prang Government Primary School in Charsadda District, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province. UNICEF supports medical services and other programmes for flood victims at the school.|
"The term 'psychosocial' denotes the inter-connection between psychological and social processes and the fact that each continually interacts with and influences the other. […] the composite term mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) is used to describe any type of local or outside support that aims to protect or promote psychosocial well-being and/or prevent or treat mental disorder."
In IASC Reference Group for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings. (2010) Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Humanitarian Emergencies: What should humanitarian health actors know? Geneva.