A faith-sensitive approach in humanitarian response

Guidance on mental health and psychosocial programming

This guidance has been developed to provide practical support to those involved in planning humanitarian programming who seek to be more sensitive to the faith perspectives and resources of the communities within which they are working. It focuses particularly on the programming area of mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS), but in a manner that seeks to provide pointers for more faithsensitive humanitarian programming overall.


Published by: The Lutheran World Federation / Islamic Relief Worldwide

Departement: Department for World Service

Project Leads:

  • Michael French (LWF), michael.french@lutheranworld.org | www.lutheranworld.org
  • Atallah Fitzgibbon (IRW), Atallah.Fitzgibbon@irworldwide.org | www.irworldwide.org

Project Consultants: Wendy Ager, Rebecca Horn and Alastair Ager

Pages: 88

Date of publication: 2018

ISBN: 978-2-940459-82-7

Languages: English