The facts

Palestinians living under occupation or blockade in the occupied Palestinian territory or as refugees in Lebanon are subject to stress in every aspect of their daily lives. Lack of access to health services, settler violence, threat of home demolition, unemployment and trauma caused by conflict and displacement are all facts of daily life. Mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) services help individuals and communities to heal psychological wounds and rebuild social structures in the face of stress and marginalisation.

Our Response

MAP supports Palestinians in their determination to be resilient and active survivors, helping communities to build collective coping mechanisms. Our aim is to help people to rebuild meaning and coherence, relieve stress, and limit the development of further complications, whilst also addressing interpersonal, family, social and cultural issues. 

Our projects

The Saraya Centre for Community Services, West Bank

Palestinians in East Jerusalem face discrimination in all aspects of their lives and the stress of this effects their psychosocial wellbeing. We provide children with a stimulating programme in which they are supported to address psychosocial issues and focus on their education. 

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support for children and families affected by the Syria Crisis

In Lebanon, MAP is leading a partnership with UNICEF and local organisations to provide group play therapy as well as one-to-one counselling for children, women and families affected by the Syria Crisis. The programme is open to all Palestinians in Lebanon, including those displaced from Syria and those already in Lebanon.


Saraya centre, West Bank

In 2015-2016:

558 children took part in after-school activities


Mental Health and Psychosocial Support, Lebanon

In 2015-2016:

6,843 children took part in structured psychosocial activities

Case study:

Psychosocial support in East Jerusalem

Read our interview with children about their lives growing up amid the tensions of East Jerusalem's Old City, and why the MAP-supported Saraya centre is important to them.

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