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Mainstreaming Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Into Migrants as Messengers Phase 2 (MaM-2)

West Africa
Mental Health & Wellbeing

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) conducts awareness-raising campaigns to support informed decision-making around migration by raising awareness of the risks of irregular migration, legal pathways, and alternative livelihood opportunities. These campaigns were developed in response to mounting evidence of misinformation among migrants and the dangers migrants face when migrating irregularly.

The ‘Migrants as Messengers’ (MaM) campaign is an IOM awareness-raising campaign funded by the Netherlands. The MaM project was conceived to test a novel approach to relaying information to potential migrants through peer-to-peer messaging.

This document was created at the beginning of the project to support mainstreaming of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) in the project. This version was updated in Nov 2021 based on project progress and the evaluation of an MHPSS expert.