Working with implementers around the world, we’re building the world’s mental health workforce.

Our digital offerings are designed to enable frontline health workers to learn to deliver evidence based psychological interventions with assured quality. The selection of specific interventions, guided by our Science Council, prioritizes those which have been rigorously evaluated when delivered by front-line workers in real-world settings.

EMPOWER Programs

Problem-Solving Program

Problem-Solving Program

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A course to learn how to deliver a brief intervention for adolescents with psychological distress.

Citations

Michelson D, Malik K, Parikh R, et al.

Effectiveness of a brief lay counsellor-delivered, problem-solving intervention for adolescent mental health problems in urban, low-income schools in India: a randomised controlled trial. The Lancet Child & adolescent health 2020; 4(8): 571-82.

Behavioral Activation

Behavioral Activation

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A course on learning to deliver a brief intervention for depression, based on the Healthy Activity Program, a 6-8 session treatment which was developed in India and evaluated in two separate randomized controlled trials (in India and Nepal).

Citations

Martell, C.R., Dimidjian, S. and Herman-Dunn, R.,

Behavioral activation for depression: A clinician's guide. 2013. Guilford Press.

Dimidjian S, Barrera Jr M, Martell C, Muñoz RF, Lewinsohn PM.

The origins and current status of behavioral activation treatments for depression. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology. 2011;7:1-38.

Foundational Skills

Foundational Skills

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A course covering the foundational skills for psychological interventions. This is the first step on the journey to becoming a skilled mental health provider.

Healthy Activity Program

Healthy Activity Program

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A frontline worker delivered brief behavioral activation treatment for depression in diverse primary care populations in Southeast Asia.

Citations

Patel, V., Weobong, B., ... & Vijayakumar, L. (2017)

The Healthy Activity Program (HAP), a lay counsellor-delivered brief psychological treatment for severe depression, in primary care in India: a randomised controlled trial. The Lancet, 389(10065), 176-185.

Jordans MJD, Luitel NP, Garman E, et al.

Effectiveness of psychological treatments for depression and alcohol use disorder delivered by community-based counsellors: two pragmatic randomised controlled trials within primary healthcare in Nepal. Br J Psychiatry 2019: 1-9.

Early Child Development

Early Child Development

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A course to learn how to deliver parenting interventions to promote early child development and nurturing skills.