Intervention Evidence Database

The Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Intervention Evidence Database tracks available evidence for MHPSS interventions implemented in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs). The database informs when, where, and for whom particular interventions have been scientifically proven to work in addressing specific issues or improving targeted MHPSS-related outcomes (e.g., symptoms of distress, functioning, child development).  

The database is an expansion of a psychosocial support database created by researchers at Johns Hopkins University in 2017 for the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance. The JHU database included studies found through a review of five databases, 12 grey literature sources, and one journal. Interventions included in this initial search focused on prevention of mental conditions or promotion of wellbeing, excluding treatment of mental disorders, in humanitarian settings. This resulted in several entries, encompassing randomized control trials, quasi-experimental, and observational studies.