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SelfHelp Plus (SH+) 360: Novel Model for Scaling Up a Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Program in Humanitarian Settings

August 2nd, 2022    News

On August 1st, our team in Uganda successfully published a paper on the Online Cambridge University Press titled SH+ 360: novel model for scaling up a mental health and psychosocial support program in humanitarian settings.

The paper explores multi-sectoral integration as a model for scaling up evidence-based mental health and psychosocial support interventions in humanitarian settings. We introduced SH+ 360, designed to support humanitarian partners across different sectors to integrate a psychosocial intervention into their programming and more holistically address population needs.

Through this implementation, a few suggestions were concluded. MHPSS (Mental Health and Psychosocial Support) interventions in humanitarian settings have been successfully scaled up, and innovative approaches to scale are needed to address this implementation gap. With limited practical guidance on the steps required to prepare for and implement scalable MHPSS interventions such as SH+, the SH+ 360 model represents a novel platform for knowledge-sharing, co-design and supported uptake.

The paper was written by Marx R LekuJacqueline N NdlovuChristine BoureyLuke R AldridgeNawaraj UpadhayaWietse A TolJura L Augustinavicius.