On 29-30 August 2022, 120 delegates met in Copenhagen for the Nordic Conference on MHPSS in Fragile and Humanitarian Settings co-hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and Danish Red Cross on behalf of an organising committee with International Child Development Programme (ICDP) Norway, IFRC Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support (PS Centre), MHPSS Collaborative, Save the Children Denmark and War Child Sweden. The delegates represented more than 60 actors across governments, civil society, UN agencies, academia, private foundations, institutional and government donors and youth organisations. The delegates shared and exchanged ideas, formed partnerships and inspired new ways of working to achieve their common goals and leveraging their shared values as a region.
The conference resulted in the launch of a regional Nordic network on MHPSS, adoption of the 2022 Copenhagen Declaration on MHPSS in Fragile and Humanitarian Settings, and a series of co-created and endorsed recommended actions to inspire and aspire to, catalogued in the 2022-2030 Nordic Road Map for MHPSS in Fragile and Humanitarian Settings.
Use the dropdown menu to read more about and download a copy of the declaration and road map.
- 2022 Copenhagen Declaration on MHPSS in Fragile and Humanitarian Settings
- 2022-2030 Nordic Road Map for MHPSS in Fragile and Humanitarian Settings
- Endorsing Organisations
- Expected Global Outcomes by 2030
The conference sessions were organised into five thematic tracks reflecting the priority areas of MHPSS for the Nordic region. Each thematic track included one plenary panel session and six concurrent breakout sessions. Click on the title of each thematic track to read more about the theme.
- Track 1: Systems strengthening and localisation
- Track 2: MHPSS interventions
- Track 3: Mental health and psychosocial wellbeing of children, youth and caregivers
- Track 4: Cross-sectoral integration and coordination
- Track 5: Innovative Approaches
Click on the following cross-cutting topics to see the titles of their respective breakout sessions.
- Education (in Emergencies)
- Gender-based violence and gender equality
- Migration and displacement
- Community approaches
- Workforce capacity
- Child, youth and caregiver wellbeing
- Humanitarian diplomacy and advocacy
The Nordic Conference on MHPSS in Fragile and Humanitarian Settings held in Copenhagen in August 2022 brought together:
• More than 120 stakeholders and actors, representing the multilevel, interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral nature of MHPSS
• Nearly 60 different organisations, agencies and institutions, including governments, civil society, UN agencies, academia, private foundations, institutional and government donors and youth organisations
• About 30 MHPSS experts from the field as well as European headquarters and donor institutions.
• High-level representatives of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, Norway and Sweden, as well as the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs of Sweden.
• Five Nordic-based representatives of the conference’s youth advisory committee of mental health advocates who are from or still living in fragile or humanitarian settings.