Sustainable Model for MHPSS Service Provision

There is a critical lack of qualified mental health professionals in the Kurdistan Regionto respond to the needs of survivors of conflict, displacement, torture, sexual violence, and other traumatic experiences. SEED is examining how the KRI can successfully transition mental health and psychosocial support service provision from crisis response to a long-term, sustainable approach.


  • SEED will identify existing efforts in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq for providing mental health services.
  • SEED will build a strategy and establish standards of care to govern services
  • SEED will build the capacity of service providers through professional development, organizational development, and the adoption of and adherence to, common professional standards
  • SEED will write a paper on the approach to reintegrate survivors and the provision of mental health support for former child soldiers


  • Though the Center for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services (MHPSS) at Koya University, SEED has trained service providers to better serve those in need.
  • SEED has established its Standard of Care (SoC) model with the goal of improving MHPSS care within the sector Kurdistan Region
  • SEED will present the SoC and other policy recommendations to the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)


MHPSS Glossary