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.


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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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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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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Libya | Who is Where, When, doing What (4Ws)
in Mental Health and Psyhcosocial Support (2017)

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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.


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.


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 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.


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 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.


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:

رزمة الحقوق الجنسية والإنجابية الأطفال واليافعين(ات)

دليل تطبيق الانشطة مع الأهل. يتناول هذا المحور مواضيع مرتبطة بالصحة وبالحقوق. فهو يعتبر نقطة انطلاق أساسية للعمل على مواضيع الصحة الجنسية والإنجابية ...

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Como Trabalhamos: A nossa abordagem de trabalho para a ...

Como Trabalhamos é um documento útil de formação e referência para os gestores dos programas e para os conselheiros nos programas nacionais pois ajuda-os a ...

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Guia de Formación N. 19 - Convención sobre los Derechos de las ...

El guía de formación sobre la Convención y su Protocolo facultativo tiene como complemento ocho módulos de formación destinados a informar y dotar de ...

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Instrumentos del Estado de Derecho para Sociedades que Han Salido ...

El presente documento aborda especí camente la cuestión de la cartografía del sector de la jus- ticia y algunas de las principales instituciones ...

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Primera ayuda psicológica: Guía para trabajadores de campo

Psychological first aid: Guide for fieldworkers, released by WHO, the War Trauma Foundation (WTF) and World Vision International (WVI). Psychological First ...

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La Educación que queremos: Parte 4

Producido por Plan International en cooperación con A World at School y el Youth Advocacy Group de la Global Education First Initiative, este juego de ...

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

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Hosted network

If you need assistance with getting the most out of, 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

Network Host
Location: Sri Lanka

Hi I’m Tashiya.  I support 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!

Marcio Gagliato

Marcio Gagliato

Global Host
Location: Brazil

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

Ananda Galappatti

Ananda Galappatti

Location: Sri Lanka

Hello, I’m Ananda. My co-Director Zeinab and I work with the 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!

Zeinab Hijazi

Zeinab Hijazi

Interim Co-Director
Location: USA

Hello, I’m Zeinab. My co-director Ananda and I work behind the scenes to support the implementation of’s strategic objectives and actions towards improvement & development, and provide overall technical oversight, guidance & management of the network. I am always available to provide support or receive feedback on how we can improve our work!

Network Statistics

224 Groups
5792 Members
7403 Resources
48768 Interactions
104 Jobs Advertised
68 Events Shared