Advancing Community-Driven Mental Health
The Advancing Community-Driven Mental Health grant program will fund community-based organizations to improve access to community-based mental health services for adults experiencing mild to moderate mental health distress and practical problems of daily living. The grant program will equip staff members of community-based organizations to deliver mental health support in the community focusing on teaching basic concepts and skills that enable individuals to address and deal with issues of immediate concern to them. This grant program will utilize a community-based low-intensity psychological intervention known as Problem Management Plus (PM+). The intervention was developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to address mental health treatment gaps in low- and middle-income countries. In addition to grant funding, the program will provide training, technical assistance, coaching, implementation and evaluation support to organizations that are interested in developing and implementing Problem Management Plus (PM+) services within their organizations.