Certificate in Mental Health in Complex Emergencies

Course Overview

It is always important to take care of those who have special interests in any emergency. This course will provide practical orientation and training to equip participants to establish and organize programs in mental health and psychosocial support and fortify applicable skills for use in complex humanitarian emergencies and relief situations, such as needs assessment, monitoring and evaluation, and security. This course is meant to equip learners with discernment and competence in establishing mental health and psychosocial programs in conflict areas.


Throughout the course, students are involved in the latest literature and experiences to do with implementing mental health to complex emergency situations. Students are sensitized to the non-material, social aspects of humanitarian assistance and will be able to take into account the psychosocial context when planning humanitarian assistance. The course lays emphasis on the beneficiaries’ wellbeing.


Course Content

  • Introduction to mental health in complex emergencies
  • Cross-cultural issues, human rights, and conflict resolution
  • A critical examination of humanitarianism
  • Community-based psychosocial programming for children and adolescents in humanitarian settings
  • Humanitarian crises and case examples
  • The setting of mental health and psychosocial programs in emergencies
  • Sexual and gender-based violence
  • Stress-related disorders
  • Severe mental disorders and epilepsy
  • Grief, loss, and depression



After they have read the material for each unit, students are expected to test their own learning by completing some relevant exercises and tasks.



In order to demonstrate their understanding of the course content, students will be required to submit three assignments.


Training format:

All materials are made available through our online learning platform


Course duration: 3 months

Course fee: €500

Regions targeted: Global


Language: English and French

To register for the course, contact:

The Director of Admissions
Strategia, Netherlands
The Hague, Netherlands

Tel: +31 616950 384

Email: info@strategianetherlands.nl
Website: www.strategianetherlands.nl

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