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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Communities 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.
Explore the network’s MHPSS Emergency Toolkits, 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.
Here are some of the key resources our members are reading:
THE MATESHIP MANUAL: How you can help someone who’s doing it toug...
Conversation steps to talk to people who may be struggling emotionally....
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.
Hi, I am Valeria. I support MHPSS.net’s online Spanish and Portuguese community spaces, curate our MHPSS toolkits, and help implement our different initiatives. Do please feel free to contact me if you need assistance!
Tashiya De Mel
ICT Advisor and Communications Strategist
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!
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!
Hello, I’m Ruth. I currently lead on MHPSS.net's work in the area of peacebuilding. I also support the team with community-engagement and processes undertaken by MHPSS.net. I hope to meet you in our spaces for dialogue and exchange!
Hi, I am Marcio! I am responsible for MHPSS’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!
Location: Sri Lanka
Hello, I’m Ananda. 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!