Our purpose is to advance the evidence base for MHPSS programming design and implementation and accelerate data liberation and evidence-to-use processes related to community-level MHPSS interventions for long-term system and population impact.
One of the biggest challenges facing victims of torture and those living in emergency contexts is the lack of mental health care and psychosocial support (MHPSS) in the areas that they live. MHPSS interventions are commonly used by non-governmental and humanitarian organizations in challenging settings to improve psychosocial wellbeing and mental health. While there is growing evidence on the importance of a continuum of MHPSS service options, there is a need to strengthen the evidence base on their effectiveness across multiple humanitarian contexts.
The Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Knowledge Hub is 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. We are composed of mental health practitioners, researchers, policy-makers, funders, and advocates from around the world working to improve services to survivors, their families, and communities and to strengthen the capacity of country-based institutions to deliver services to these populations.
Advance the evidence base by serving as a repository of shared MHPSS resources such as interventions, guidelines, toolkits, webinars, and events
Connect and engage MHPSS practitioners, researchers, policy-makers, funders, and advocates, especially those working in LMICs, to each other and to other thematic knowledge exchange hubs
The platform is hosted by the City University of New York Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy with support from USAID’s Health Evaluation and Applied Research Development (HEARD) Project.