Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Meetup 2019

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Meetup 2019:

"Guiding Decisions and Coordinating Actions on MHPSS Programming, Advocacy and Partnerships"

The NGO Development Foundation, in cooperation with the International Medical Corps (IMC) and the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Technical Working Group of Ukraine are hosting an upcoming event. "Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Meetup: Guiding Decisions and Coordinating Actions on MHPSS Programming, Advocacy and Partnerships,” will take place on Tuesday, 10 September 2019 from 9:30am-2pm at the United Nations Office Kramatorsk (1 Aeroclubnaya Street, Kramatorsk, Ukraine).

The event aims to highlight local and global interventions focused on addressing MHPSS needs, reducing stigma on mental health and promotion of MHPSS services. Further the event provides an opportunity for sharing of international guidelines on MHPSS advocacy and examples of achievements and challenges in global and local MHPSS advocacy efforts.

In order to achieve understanding and work out further joint steps during the work of the MHPSS meetup, the following topics are planned to be covered:

  • Psychosocial programs, projects and missions of international and national institutions to support conflict-affected communities, Internally-Displaced Persons (IDPs), and veterans and their families
  • Current (and future) plans of the government to address the needs of communities in-line with primary and secondary stage of medical reform
  • Awareness raising campaigns that address mental stigma and encourage help-seeking behavior; and projects focused on MHPSS needs of the Ukrainian society

The event is kindly supported by the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine* and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

We would like to extend our invitation to you to participate as a speaker for the “MHPSS Advocacy: Global Guidance, Local Practices” panel, which will provide an opportunity to speak about your organizations global and local work on MHPSS advocacy.

Your intervention should 5-7 minutes.

We remain available may you have any questions.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Please confirm your participation as speakers before September 6, 2019 by using the link: or choose an alternative to participate - as a guest.

Hurry, the number of participants is limited.

please contact: Anastasia Savych:

098 62 31 765,

093 21 94 999,

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