The majority of forced migrants grapple with conflict-related traumas, as well as multiple psychosocial stresses related to their day-to-day circumstances. The resultant mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) needs of forced migrants, as well as their gendered nature, are under-prioritised in the training of mental health professionals, the funding allocations of donors, and the programming of humanitarian organisations. These gaps in MHPSS have been further compounded by the COVID 19 pandemic and related standard operating procedures adopted by governments around the globe.
Refugee Law Project, with support from the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is thus proud to partner with Uganda Counseling Association to use the occasion of the 16thAnnual Counsellors conference from 26-27 November 2020 to focus the attention of Uganda’s counselling professionals on “Attaining a Healthy Mind in a Healthy Body amidst Covid19: Focus on Forced Migration, Mental Health and Gender”. The conference, which will run from 8:30am to 2:30pm East African Time on both days, will be a blend of physical and online participants and presentations.
For virtual participation you can follow and engage in the deliberations over the two days of the conference on zoom.
Register in advance using the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAsc-GgpzMtGdxSATrcaDNUEK2kRkz_shG3
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Programme for UCA Conference 2020