Podcast | Protected! Podcast Ep 1: Prioritising MHPSS and CP Workers during COVID-19

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Dr Zeinab Hijazi, the mental health and psychosocial support expert from UNICEF talks to Hani Mansourian, the Alliance's Co-coordinator about the coronavirus pandemic and its effects on mental health and psychosocial wellbeing. They discuss how child protection workers worldwide are dealing with the effects of both the virus and containment measures. Plus, how to look after our own mental health and our staff's wellbeing in these times.

Dr Hijazi mentioned a couple of papers and briefing notes, so we put a list of them below.

Here are the IASC guidelines that Dr Hijazi mentioned in the podcast, check them out. Link:…briefing

You can download the different language versions of the children’s book, “My Hero is You”, scroll to the bottom of the page linked to below. Link:…hero-you

And of course the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action has some resources you can draw on when adapting case management, messaging and programs for child protection in your context. Link: or…ovid-19-pandemic

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This conversation was recorded on 9 April 2020.
Child Protection system strengthening
Mental health and psychosocial support
Protection of children during the COVID-19 pandemic
Mental health and psychosocial support
Child protection