Stress in Palestinian families

Palestinians living under occupation or blockade in the occupied Palestinian territory or as refugees in Lebanon are subject to stress in every aspect of their daily lives

From MAP website: 'Lack of access to health services, settler violence, threat of home demolition, unemployment and trauma caused by conflict and displacement are all facts of daily life. Mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) services help individuals and communities to heal psychological wounds and rebuild social structures in the face of stress and marginalisation.

'MAP supports Palestinians in their determination to be resilient and active survivors, helping communities to build collective coping mechanisms. Our aim is to help people to rebuild meaning and coherence, relieve stress, and limit the development of further complications, whilst also addressing interpersonal, family, social and cultural.

'In Lebanon, MAP is leading a partnership with UNICEF and local organisations to provide group play therapy as well as one-to-one counselling for children, women and families affected by the Syria Crisis. The programme is open to all Palestinians in Lebanon, including those displaced from Syria and those already in Lebanon. The project provides safe spaces for survivors of gender based violence as well as focus group discussions and emotional support groups.'

MAP (Medical Aid for Palestinians):

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