While the intensity of
Covid-19 crisis situation is increasing in the Gaza Strip, Gaza Community
Mental Health Programme has continued to provide a variety of mental health and
psychosocial support services for the Palestinian community, espcailly for those
who are either home-quarantined or in the official quarantine centres.
Among the services provided
is telephone counselling and psychological first aid, the two of which have
been expanded to cover the increasing demands on psychosocial support during
the pandemic situation. Also the working
hours of the hotlines has been doubled to 16 hours.
So far, 2000 quarantined people have been provided with Psychological
first aid as well as specialized mental health services. These services also
targeted the staff members working in the quarantine centers.
packages of sanitizers and protection tools have also been distributed to
the quarantined and the people who have mixed up with the infected.