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Celebrating World Mental Health Day 2021 By An Interview With Our Team in Burundi Working on

Providing MHPSS Support to Conflict Affected Victims.

World Mental Health Day is celebrated every year on October 10, the day is aimed at raising awareness about mental health. This year, Impunity Watch is celebrating the occasion by interviewing our team and implementing partners in Burundi working on providing MHPSS to victims of conflict. 

​An eye-opener interview with our colleague at Impunity Watch Burundi, Project Lead Véra Khelita Mutoni, and Psychologist & Programme Manager Alexis Hatungimana from THARS-Trauma Healing and Reconciliation Services. The interview tackles “Akariho Karavugwa” project which aims to contribute to the reconstruction of the social fabric and to inclusive processes of dealing with the past in Burundi, with a view to strengthening social cohesion. The project is supported by the Belgium government through Impunity Watch and implemented by 3 local organisations: THARS, MIPAREC and DUSHIREHAMWE.

The interview is coupled with a film that shows some of the strategies employed in the project. The focus is on the intergenerational transmission of violent memories and how the programme uses different MHPSS to support communities through collective strategies. The film shows some of these activities, as well as interviews with different young people.

 

The interview is available in English and French.

The movie is available here