The Mental Health & Psychosocial Support Network

A growing global platform for connecting people, networks and organizations, for sharing resources and for building knowledge related to mental health and psychosocial support both in emergency settings and in situations of chronic hardship. The network functions as an online community of practice for mental health and psychosocial support in challenging humanitarian and development contexts.

Connecting

Connect with practitioners, policymakers and researchers from more than 100 countries worldwide, including members from low, middle income and crisis-affected countries with the aim for peer support and professional engagement.

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Sharing

Share, review and access resources such as training materials, field reports, guidelines and case studies, to support design, implementation and evaluation of mental health and psychosocial programmes in adverse and emergency situations.

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Learning

Engage with other members through opportunities for knowledge exchange and learning, such as webinars, and explore updated information about available online or field level trainings, courses and certification opportunities.

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Emergency Toolkit Launched

What we do

We are a hosted online platform that enables members to share resources, join groups and interact with others, based on their work and interests. The platform also plays an important role in mobilizing capacities, resources and supporting coordination around MHPSS response during emergencies. Recognizing that technology alone is not always sufficient to enable exchange or grow communities of practice, the network’s team of online hosts supports members in using the site and in helping members connect with others across the network.

Groups

Create and access groups relating to current emergencies and issues of thematic interest within the scope of mental health, psychosocial support and cross sectoral programming such as child protection and gender based violence.

Resources

Access and share resources like training manuals and materials, field reports, guidelines and case studies, to inform best practice, provide or design trainings, monitor and evaluate MHPSS activities, and support service delivery in the field.

Hosts and members

Meet practitioners, policymakers and researchers who join MHPSS.net from across the world for professional exchange and support from their peers. Members are supported by online Hosts to ensure the availability of key resources and activate the membership to respond to issues and themes in their localities.

Webinars

Connect to diverse groups of field experts, frontline service providers, and researchers, through webinars that facilitate sharing of knowledge and experiences across a global field on topics that are informed by your needs as a member of the online MHPSS.net community.

Community of practice

Join one of several community of practice spaces on the site, established for members with shared concerns in the broad MHPSS field to exchange information, share new materials, and acquire practical advice and guidance from each other.

Online 4Ws Mapping

Use the online version of the IASC 4Ws tool to map MHPSS activities in humanitarian settings to create country mappings that allow agencies to enter data and access an automated real-time analysis of key information to guide coordination and identify gaps in MHPSS coverage.

Emergency Toolkit

Explore the network’s MHPSS Emergency Toolkit, accessible to members and containing the essential guidance, information and tools to enable them to prepare for and respond to emergencies.

Vacancies

Access or submit vacancy listings from organizations recruiting for positions in the MHPSS sector and related fields across the world.

Featured Resources

Here are some of the key resources our members are reading:

كتيبات المراهقة والدعم النفس - اجتماعي / أنا ومراهقتي

صدر في سلسلة "صحتي بالدنيا" كراسات أخرى تكمل بعضها بعضا وتزودنا بالمعرفة المهارات التي تساعدنا على اختيار السلوكيات السليمة، وعلى اكتشاف أجسادنا ...

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Global Tool Kit, Orientation Seminars 24-26

Global Tool kit for dissemination of IASC MHPSS Guidelines. Examples of orientation Seminars, 24-26

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Manual para educadores en derechos humanos: Cómo evaluar las ...

Mi Oficina aunó esfuerzos con Equitas – Centro Internacional para la Educación en Derechos Humanos, para elaborar el presente Manual, cuya finalidad es ...

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Manual de capacitación para la fiscalización de los derechos ...

Los oficiales de derechos humanos deben:ser conscientes de las normas de las Naciones Unidas sobre los derechos humanos y regirse por ellas, y promover su ...

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Global Tool Kit, Orientation Seminars 28-29

Orientation Seminars included in the Global Tool Kit for orientation and dissemination of the IASC MHPSS Guidelines. No. 28-29

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Mecanismos Nacionales de Presentación de Informes y Seguimiento: ...

La presente Guía Práctica y el Estudio sobre la Colaboración de los Estados con los Mecanismos Internacionales de Derechos Humanos que la acompaña tienen ...

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Updates

Here are some highlights of the events, resources, and news recently shared within the MHPSS.net community:

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Hosted network

If you need assistance with getting the most out of MHPSS.net, we’re here to help! Meet our team of Network and Global hosts.

Renata Reali

Renata Reali

Network Host
Location: Brazil

Hello, my name is Renata. I’m here to provide support with becoming a member, using groups, accessing resources, registering for webinars and any other queries. Do not hesitate to send me a message if you need some help!

Shilpa Samaratunge

Shilpa Samaratunge

Network Host
Location: Sri Lanka

Hi, I’m Shilpa, I am here to help you navigate the site, upload posts or vacancies, help with technical issues, assist you with problems logging in or answer any questions you may have in relation to the newsletter. I am here to help!

Tashiya De Mel

Tashiya De Mel

Global Host
Location: Sri Lanka

Hi I’m Tashiya.  I support MHPSS.net with the platform’s communications and ongoing development of the website and its functions.
Please get in touch if you have any feedback or comments on either of these areas!

Yvonne Sliep

Yvonne Sliep

Global Host
Location: South Africa

Hi, I’m Yvonne. One of my roles is to bring greater visibility and connection to people working in marginalized or under-resourced settings. Contact me if you would like your organization featured on MHPSS.net, or if you would like to share your field experiences!

Marcio Gagliato

Marcio Gagliato

Global Host
Location: Brazil

Hi, I am Marcio! I am responsible for MHPSS.net’s support & coordination, partnerships, advocacy and mapping in emergencies, both remotely and through field deployments. I also manage the MHPSS.net webinar series and field guidance materials. Welcome to our MHPSS community!

Ananda Galappatti

Ananda Galappatti

Co-Director
Location: Sri Lanka

Hello, I’m Ananda. My co-Director Margriet and I work with the MHPSS.net Team and Advisory Board to ensure that this platform remains relevant and useful to our colleagues in the field. Contact me about inquiries about collaboration or feedback on what we could do better!

Margriet Blaauw

Margriet Blaauw

Co-Director
Location: Netherlands

Welcome to our site! I am Margriet and together with Ananda I am responsible for the daily management of MHPSS.net. My main tasks are ‘behind the scenes’, but I would love to hear from you about how we can better serve the field!

Network Statistics

218 Groups
5187 Members
7280 Resources
46821 Interactions
54 Jobs Advertised
59 Events Shared