Together, Lutheran World Relief and CAPS created the channel #SaludableMente (#HealthyMind), a space that addresses various issues around change, grief, depression, violence, xenophobia and other important content to empower and encourage conversations around emotional well-being with migrants and refugees.
The platform's mental health efforts are supported with thematic articles, weekly publications and live webinars. Most recently, we created VenInformado Contigo, a new podcast that allows us to connect with the platform's followers in an innovative way.
Currently, the podcast is showcasing a miniseries called El Poder de la Escucha (The Power of Listening). We tell the story of Yani, a Venezuelan teenager in Peru who, because of the overwhelming process of leaving her home country and starting a new life, is struggling with her mental health. Yani's family worries about her well-being and contacts a psychotherapist at CAPS who is now accompanying her to confront and overcome these challenges.
Migrants and refugees can identify with stories from people like Yani and use the podcast as a tool to find support during their process of social integration.