Early Adolescent Skills for Emotions (EASE)

Early Adolescent Skills for Emotions (EASE) is an evidence-based group psychological intervention to help 10–15-year-olds affected by internalizing problems (e.g. stress and symptoms of anxiety, depression) in communities exposed to adversity. Published by the World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), EASE aims to support adolescents and their caregivers with skills to reduce distress. The intervention consists of 7 group sessions for adolescents and 3 additional group sessions for their caregivers. It is based on adapted aspects from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and has been designed to be suitable for delivery by trained and supervised non-specialist helpers. The EASE intervention manual is accompanied by four additional documents to support its delivery. For enquiries about training in EASE or the EASE training manual, please contact: EASEtraining@who.int 

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United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organization (WHO)


Adolescents and Youth
Child Wellbeing
Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS)