Psychosocial support can be described as "a process of facilitating resilience within individuals, families and communities. By respecting the independence, dignity and coping mechanisms of individuals and communities, psychosocial support promotes the restoration of social cohesion and infrastructure" (IFRC Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support, 2009a).
The word "Psychosocial" represents the deep connection between the psychological aspects of our experience, our thoughts, emotions, and our behaviours with our broader social experiences, our relationships, family, community links, social values, and culture.
Psychosocial support recognises these connections and therefore concentrate not only on the persons but also on their broader experience in their family setting and the community.
PSS will support you to:
Develop social skills and friendships
Participate in communities,
Build relationships with family,
Manage daily tasks,
Undertake work or study,
Find and look after your home,
Develop and meet goals,
Stay physically well through developing healthy habits – exercise, eating, thoughts
Face drug, alcohol and smoking addictions
Building life skills, including confidence and resilience