The Mental Health & Psychosocial Support Network

MHPSS Network is 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.

To access the resources available through the Mental Health & Psychosocial Support Network, please follow the link provided.


Assessing Mental Health and Psychosocial Needs and Resources: toolkit for Humanitarian Settings

Mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) is a term used to describe a wide range of actions that address social, psychological and psychiatric problems that are either pre-existing or emergency-induced. These actions are carried out in highly different contexts by organizations and people with different professional backgrounds, in different sectors and with different types of resources. All these different actors – and their donors – need practical assessments leading to recommendations that can be used immediately to improve people’s mental health and well-being.

This document is written primarily for public health actors. As the social determinants of mental health and psychosocial problems occur across sectors, half of the tools in the accompanying toolkit cover MHPSS assessment issues relevant to other sectors as well as the health sector.

To read the full tool, Assessing Mental Health and Psychosocial Needs and Resources, please follow the link provided.


Psychosocial Conflict Analysis: Tool

This tool offers the opportunity to understand one’s own project work in a conflict-transforming sense and thus improve it. It is aimed at organizations, projects and teams. It gives them a method of investigating the area of conflict they find themselves in and which is relevant for their project work, and to understand the conflicts in their individual, socio-cultural and socio-political contexts and to evaluate the impact of the project on these conflicts.

For more information on the Psychosocial Conflict Analysis tool, please follow the link provided. 


Towards the Effective Protection of LGBTI Persons Deprived of Liberty: A Monitoring Guide

LGBTI persons have historically been subjected to discrimination, abuse, and institutional violence, across all regions of the world. Discriminatory and abusive patterns are magnified in detention contexts, making Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) persons who are deprived of their liberty particularly exposed to risks of ill-treatment and even torture.

This manual is a direct response to the growing demand for practical guidance on this topic, and covers prisons, police custody and immigration detention facilities. This publication has benefited from the expertise of numerous experts and practitioners from diverse disciplines.

For full access to, Towards the Effective Protection of LGBTI Persons Deprived of Liberty: A Monitoring Guide, kindly follow the link. 


World Data Lab

World Data Lab exists to push the boundaries of what is knowable and actionable. The WDL specializes in developing granular economic, demographic and health forecasts for every country and any point in time. WDL tools are ideal for those working in organizations in the public, private, and international development sectors. Products offered are diverse and combine advanced data modeling techniques with sleek design concepts. Explore data from a variety of topics such as income, demographics, health risk, geo-spatial and conflict indicators. 

To use the tool, World Data Lab, kindly follow the link provided.