The role of remote modalities
in implementing mental health and psychosocial support programs and services in the education sector
Early childhood education, schools, and learning environments play a critical role in promoting, protecting, and caring for children's and young people's mental health. The purpose of this report is to inform policymakers and practitioners about current interventions that promote the mental health and psychosocial wellbeing of learners, delivered a distance or through a blend of remote and face to face learning approaches, including support to educators and caregivers through schools and other learning environments.
The findings and recommendations are based on a global rapid review of available evidence to identify promising mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) programs that have characteristics suitable for remote delivery in low, middle-income contexts and emergency contexts. The delivery modes focus on paper-based, radio, phone, TV and digital approaches, and consider the advantages, constraints and risks in using these remote modalities to support MHPSS needs in the education sector.