Mweso General Hospital

Mental Health

Where we work, we may see people with a mental illness or confronting distressing situations, such as violence, loss or displacement.

Mental health support can be crucial to help people cope. People seek help for many reasons - the agonising loss of a child in an earthquake, the trauma of violence, or surviving a dangerous journey. People may feel stressed or anxious due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Our teams can provide mental health and psychosocial support through group sessions or individual consultations. MSF’s mental health care aims primarily to reduce people’s symptoms and improve their ability to manage a difficult time so they can get on with their lives.

IN 2021


Quick facts about mental health


3 tips for managing stress and anxiety during COVID-19

Coronavirus COVID-19: three tips to manage stress

The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic is taking its toll on people all over the world, including on their mental health. MSF teams are providing psychological support to people during the pandemic in countries worldwide. Here are three tips to help you manage any stress or anxiety you may be feeling.

Onnie, MSF labrador retriever and Alicia de la Rosa MSF psychologist
Mental Health

Onnie, the Labrador that helps care for survivors of extreme violence and torture

Patient and Staff Stories 14 Apr 2023
Doctors Without Borders MSF Mental Health support for people affected by the earthquakes in Türkiye
Mental Health

Mental health support for people affected by the earthquakes in Türkiye

Latest News 11 Apr 2023
MSF's response after earthquakes hit Turkiye (Turkey) and northwest Syria

Turning wounds into scars: Providing psychosocial support to staff in northwestern Syria

Patient and Staff Stories 9 Mar 2023
MSF Social Worker and teen mum's discussing on urgent maternal signs

Inside the MSF Teen Mums’ Club: Supporting pregnant adolescent girls in Zimbabwe

Patient and Staff Stories 16 Feb 2023
MSF teams work at the Tamaulipas Migrant Institute (ITM)

Mexico: Migrants exposed to violence cut off from healthcare

Patient and Staff Stories 16 Jan 2023
MSF vest hanging on a reed fence.
South Sudan

Bridging the gap: A mental health supervisor in South Sudan

Patient and Staff Stories 13 Oct 2022