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SMAPS Toolbox Presentation

This report on "The Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Toolkit (MHPSS) for Mixed Migrant Flows" in Colombia was prepared by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) for the Third WHO Global School on the Health of Refugees and Migrants, which takes place from November 28 to December 2, 2022 in Dhaka, Bangladesh, host of this year's School. 

Use of this report is requested for academic and/or training purposes only.

Wellness Wheel

Multimedia videos that guide you to improve your quality of life.

Dimension of the Wellness Wheel



1. Surroundings: physical and emotional

This video shares practical strategies to strengthen breathing capacity to manage high levels of stress and anxiety.

2. Personal development: work and personal life 

How do I deal with anxiety? 

This video shares a specific breathing strategy, called "bee breathing" for managing anxiety, increasing the focus of the mind and reducing stress-increasing thoughts.

How do I handle stress? 

This video shares a relaxation strategy that encourages imagination and mindfulness to handle highly stressful situations.

3. Food and drink: nutrition  

How do I feed and nourish myself better? 

4. Recharge: sleep and rest 

How do I improve the quality of my sleep?

In this video we share specific strategies, very easy to apply, that will favor the conciliation of sleep in children, adolescents and adults.

5. Family, friends and co-workers: relationships  

Have I had a significant loss? - Bereavement

This video helps to understand grief and shares some strategies that will help in the management of grief.

6. Soul and spirit: growing and connecting 

Recovering the Purpose of Life 

In this video we share the IKIGAI strategy that comes from the Japanese culture and helps to define, find and recover the purpose of life. This is essential to prevent the onset of problems such as depression.

7. Power of the mind: relaxation and healing. 

Tips for complementary sadness management 

8. Moving the body: energy and flexibility 

If you spend a lot of time sitting at the computer or in front of the TV, this video may be of interest to you. It shares a strategy taken from Tai Chi that benefits the muscles, the skeletal system and additionally increases the perception of well-being.


 Series of videos developed by PAHO to strengthen the capacity of health personnel on how to respond to survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual violence against women.

Identifying survivors of violence is a critical role for health personnel. When at-risk groups are identified early, women, adolescents and girls can receive the support and help they need, including essential health care, it is possible to mitigate the health consequences of violence. This video helps us how and when to inquire about violence. 




Identification of survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual violence 

First-line support comprises five simple tasks. It responds to both emotional and practical needs at the same time.

The letters of the word "ANIMA" serve as a mnemonic rule to remember them:

1.- Attentive listening 2.- Non-judgmental and validating 3.- Informing about needs and concerns 4.- Enhancing safety 5.

1. Attention to listening   

Support in cases of sexual aggression or intimate partner violence

This video explains how the health professional should listen to the woman in an attentive and empathetic way.

2. Non-judgment and validation

Support in cases of sexual aggression or intimate partner violence

This video explains how the health professional must show the woman that he understands, believes and does not judge her.

He must assure her that she is not to blame for what happened.

3. Be informed about needs and concerns 


The third task in providing support to women who have experienced intimate partner violence or sexual violence includes assessing and responding to the woman's various needs and concerns, including emotional, physical, social, and practical.

4. Improved safety


In this video, the fourth task is presented, which consists of the health professional analyzing with the woman a plan to protect herself in case the episodes of violence are repeated.

5. Support


In the fifth and final task, the health professional should support the woman in receiving the information and social support services she needs.

Vulnerable populations


This video closes the series with some general considerations about gender-based violence and the factors that can exacerbate vulnerabilities, inequalities and barriers to support.

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