The United Nations Population Fund, alongside the Nigeria Internally Displaced Persons in Diaspora Support Group, has organised a psycho-social trauma counseling training for frontline helpers in volatile areas in Nigeria.
The training which is taking place in Abuja, hopes to increase capacity for mental health assessments, in internally displaced camps across the country.
TVC’s Kemi Balogun reports that Insurgency has taken centre stage in some parts of the country within the last decade and the after effects of the war on citizens are at the front burner of discussions at this gathering.
In attendance are some health care workers, psychiatrists, and development partners.
Mental health issues for those who have survived the insurgency is key as everyone here shares various experiences to find solutions and counseling
for displaced persons suffering mentally.
This psycho social trauma counseling training for front line care workers at internally displaced camps is an opportunity to integrate into the trend
of working with internally displaced persons across camps to provide help to those in need.
Working with vulnerable people in unstable situations still has its peculiar challenges, so this group wants to find approaches that will work especially when it comes to finding synergy between various organizations and the government.
These Participants are taking a cue from past events that have impeded greatly in finding assistance to the persons who are currently displaced
in various camps across the country in the after math of the insurgency, and working on building capacity to address those issues.