UNOAU supports AUC in the design and delivery of Training in Mental Health and Psycho-social Support for the AU Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS)
On 18-24 April, UNOAU in collaboration with the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center (KAIPTC), supported the AU Commission in the design and delivery of the Training, Mental Health and Psycho-social Support in Peace Support Operations. The programme took place in Mogadishu, Somalia and targeted Civilian, Military and Police personnel deployed as part of the AU Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS).
The purpose of the training was to equip Military, Police and Civilian Staff operating in high intensity Peace Support Operations (PSOs), and Humanitarian Assistance missions, with the individual and collective well-being and resilience capabilities essential for survival. The training equipped ATMIS personnel with the requisite knowledge and skills to manage stress, undertake trauma healing and deal with various psycho-social challenges. There was a total of 30 participants with facilitators from UNOAU, University of Ghana, KAIPTC and the AUC. Following the training, it is expected that the AUC will develop a policy on Mental Health and Psycho-Social Support in PSOs.