Mental Health Sensitization Campaign for Migrant Domestic Workers

There is a need to raise awareness of mental health among migrant domestic workers (MDWs) in Lebanon, as they are exposed to many mental stressors.

In this context, LCCE has launched a public sensitization campaign in collaboration with the National Mental Health Programme (NMHP) at the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) in order to strengthen awareness among MDWs on mental health issues.
The campaign topics focused on: sensitization, lack of sleep, trauma, depression, suicide,and recognizing the difference between psychologist and psychiatrist.
The messages of the campaign were adapted and translated from the national mental health campaign materials into the following languages: Amharic, Filipino, Bengali, and Sinhala. The content was assessed with a group of migrant workers representatives to ensure that it is culturally sensitive and relevant.

The campaign is ongoing on LCCE social media channels (Facebook and Instagram), as well as on other social media channels followed by migrant workers in Lebanon. Besides, some embassies shared the campaign posts on their social media channels to expand their reach.

This project is implemented by the Lebanese Center for Civic Education (LCCE) as part of the "Support for the Social Recovery of Vulnerable Groups in Beirut" project in coordination with the International Rescue Committee (IRC), with financing from the Lebanon Financing Facility administered by the World Bank.