Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Learning Collaborative

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). The MHPSS Learning Collaborative (LC) is a global network of stakeholders working to enhance evidence-informed implementation of MHPSS solutions in low-resource settings. With support from USAID’s Health Evaluation and Applied Research Development Project, 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

Implementation science collaborative

The MHPSS Learning Collaborative is part of the Implementation Science Collaborative (ISC), a network of partners working to improve health interventions, practices, programs, and policies in low and middle-income countries.


We bring together five study teams implementing psychosocial support interventions for displaced and conflict-affected populations.

MHPSS Knowledge Hub

We maintain a collaborative platform for sharing and maintaining psychosocial resources and research.

Intervention Evidence Database

We host a database tracking available evidence from nearly 300 mental health and psychosocial support interventions implemented in low-and middle-income countries.