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Psychosocial support is integrated into social services, health and education
Psychosocial Support
 
Psychosocial support (PSS) is love, care and protection. It is support for the emotional and social aspects of a child's life so that they can live with hope and dignity.
 
Psychosocial support includes
Ensuring the meaningful participation of children in issues affecting them
Listening and responding to children's problems
Helping children to appreciate their history and identity encouraging children to set goals and reach their full potential
Ensuring that children have positive relationship in their lives
 
REPSSI defines   as:

Psychosocial support is a continuum of love, care and protection that enhances the cognitive, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of a person and strengthens their social and cultural connectedness. Effective psychosocial support enhances individual, family and community competencies and positively influences both the individual and the social environment in which people live
 
Psychosocial support builds resiliance in girls, boys, youth, their families and communities, enhancing social, health, HIV and educational outcomes
 


Psychosocial represents the relationship between the psychological and social aspects of our lives, with each continually influencing and interacting with the other. Every person is influenced by the interaction between
the psychological, or intra personal components which are the cognitive, emotional and spiritual aspects of our lives and
the social, or the inter personal relationships with family, community and friends as well as the broader social environment such as culture, traditions, religion, socioeconomic and socio-political environment
The dynamic interaction of the psychological and the social areas of our lives influences the way we interpret our environment and the choices we make. This includes our ability to seize opportunities and overcome challenges
REPSSI

Psychosocial Wellbeing
The Wheel of Wellbeing

Psychosocial wellbeing is the state in which an individual, family or community has cognitive, emotional, and spiritual strengths combined with positive social relationships. This state of wellbeing motivates the development of life skills that enables them to understand their environment, to engage with it and make healthy choices leading to hope for the future.

Wellbeing includes children’s health, safety and living conditions; the quality of their relationships with family and friends; the opportunity for them to learn and develop their natural talents, and for them to play an active role in family and community life. People who have psychosocial wellbeing are confident, have self-esteem, feel safe, can solve problems, make decisions, work together and resolve conflicts.