Mental Health and Psychosocial Support

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support

Preventing Disorders, Promoting Well-Being

One of the biggest challenges facing victims of torture and those living in emergency contexts is the lack of accessible mental health care and psychosocial support services (MHPSS). This Implementation Science Collaborative (ISC) partners strengthen the evidence base related to MHPSS interventions for use in developing more effective policy and programs.

Our Approach

Learning Collaborative

The MHPSS Learning Collaborative consists of practitioner and researcher pairings, policy-makers, donors and other stakeholders that regularly convenes to share and consult the group on intervention studies, collaborate on evidence-to-use products, and to consider emerging priorities.


Intervention Evidence

ISC partners have undertaken five studies on the effectiveness and implementation of MHPSS interventions. Some use a family-focused approach, like Nurturing Families led by War Child Holland in Jordan and Baby Friendly Spaces implemented by Action Contre la Faim in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Others focus on the individual. For example, HIAS is integrating psychological first aid with advocacy counseling to reduce intimate partner violence among forced migrants in Ecuador and Panama.  

Knowledge Hub

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A global platform for generating, synthesizing, and disseminating research, innovations, and advocacy efforts related to the promotion and protection of the mental health and psychosocial wellbeing of populations living in trauma-impacted communities. 

The East, Central and Southern Africa Health Community (ECSA-HC) provides a partner platform (national, regional, global)​ with resources and tools to inform implementation​.

Coming soon!

This MHPSS Database tracks available evidence for interventions implemented in low-and middle-income countries .

Intervention Studies