Mental Health and Psychosocial Support

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support

Advancing Evidence, Strengthening Resilience

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). We 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 (LC) is a global network of stakeholders working to enhance evidence-informed implementation of MHPSS solutions in low-resource settings. The network seeks to foster joint learning, accelerate data liberation, and advance evidence advocacy and uptake of community-level MHPSS interventions through: 

Quarterly network convenings with practitioners, researchers, policymakers, and donors to solve implementation challenges and ideate programmatic and research strategies

Harmonization and synthesis of wellbeing, distress, coping, and functioning outcomes among five MHPSS interventions for displaced and conflict-affected populations

Knowledge dissemination through cross-study publications, the ISC MHPSS webinar series, the MHPSS Knowledge Hub and Intervention Database, and other evidence-to-use products

Strategic partnerships with maternal health and child protection networks and experts

“Such easy access to a professional network of senior researchers tackling similar challenges is rare and very valuable.” 

— Heartland Alliance, ISC MHPSS LC Member 

This video provides an overview of the ISC MHPSS Learning Collaborative’s work processes, membership, accomplishments, and projects around the world.

Knowledge Hubs

Partners in the Implementation Science Collaborative provide critical evidence, contacts, and products that accelerate the use of evidence-informed policies and programs for improved health and development in low-resource settings.  

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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