Journal of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Conflict Affected Areas

Intervention Journal of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Conflict Affected Areas is a peer reviewed journal. Intervention provides a forum for professionals working in conflict affected areas and in the aftermath of natural disasters, as well as those working with refugees from these regions.

Its purpose is to publish new and existing knowledge on mental health, psychosocial support, intervention projects related to these topics and make this knowledge accessible to all interested parties. It is this aim of accessibility that also makes Intervention different from most journals. Intervention is a multi-disciplinary journal primarily aimed at:

  • mental health workers, such as: psychiatrists, psychotherapists, occupational therapists, art therapists, psychiatric nurses, psychosocial counsellors, aid workers and community workers
  • staff members of local or international non-governmental organisations developing and implementing mental health or psychosocial projects
  • international experts in the field of mental health and psychosocial support within both academic and international organisations
  • policy makers involved with humanitarian assistance, mental health care and psychosocial support at both governmental and non-governmental level.

Submitting an article 
Given the aims and scope of the journal, Intervention explicitly encourages papers and reports from low resource countries’ experts and authors, and promotes collaboration between authors from high and low resource countries.

Editorial board

Editor in chief: Wendy Ager, MsC.

Members: Janice Cooper, PhD (Carter Center, Liberia); Ananda Galappatti, MA (The Good Practice Group/University of Colombo, Sri Lanka); Ton Haans, MA (Amsterdam, the Netherlands); Rebecca Horn, PhD (Queen Margaret University, UK); Mark Jordans, Prof (WarChild, the Netherlands, University of Amsterdam & King’s College London); Marian Tankink, PhD (former Editor in Chief); Peter Ventevogel, MD, MA (UNHCR, Switzerland).

Editorial staff

Project manager: Sadaf Kaykha.
Production editor: Mindy Ran.

International advisors

Grace Akello, PhD (Gulu University, Uganda); Martha Bragin, PhD, LCSW (City University of New York); Boris Budosan, MD (Zagreb Croatia); Rabih El Chammay, MD (Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon); Gaithri A. Fernando, PhD (California State University, Los Angeles, California, USA); Brandon Hamber, PhD (University of Ulster, UK); Kaz de Jong, MA (Medicins Sans Frontières, Amsterdam, the Netherlands); Joop de Jong, MD, PhD (Free University, Amsterdam, the Netherlands & Boston University, Boston, USA); Anica Mikuš Kos, MD (Foundation Together, Lubljana, Slovenia); Kenneth E. Miller, PhD (War Child Holland); Patrick Onyango Mangen (TPO Uganda, Kampala, Uganda); Bhava Poudyal, MA (Kathmandu, Nepal); Yoke Rabaia, MPH (Birzeit University, occupied Palestinian territory); Miryam Rivera-Holguín, MD (Pontifica Universidad Catolica del Peru, Lima, Peru); Mohammed Shaheen, PhD (AlQuds University, Ramallah, occupied Palestinian territory); Derrick Silove, MD (University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia); Yvonne Sliep, PhD (University of Durban Westville, South Africa); Leslie Snider, MD, MPH (Peace in Practice B.V., the Netherlands); Daya Somasundaram, MD, PhD (University of Adelaide, Australia); Rachel Tribe, PhD (University of East London, UK); Mark van Ommeren, PhD (Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, World Health Organization, Geneva); Michael Wessells, PhD (Columbia University, New York, USA).