Mental Health - UOSSM International

Mental Health

UOSSM launched the National Psychological Care Program to reduce the negative effects of the conflict on the Syrian people by operating the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) centers in Syria, Turkey, and Lebanon.

MHPSS provides mental health and psychosocial support (treatment, rehabilitation, special education, assessment, training, follow-up, surveys, outreach MHPSS Programs, family counseling, and social scanning) to affected population in schools, camps, service bodies, care houses, and hospitals.

MHPSS Provides mental health and psychosocial services for more than 50,000 refugees and internal displaced people with about 10% children.UOSSM is the only organization that provides tele-psychiatry services with coordination with Yale university, which allows UOSSM team to reach every single case wherever it is.

Objectives include:
  • Providing psychiatric supervision
  • Providing both individual and group psychotherapy
  • Providing special education services to children in need of those services
  • Training and capacity building for personnel (volunteers, specialists, staff belonging to social institutions, medical institutions, educational institutions, or relief institutions)
  • Training and educating personnel working with the MHPSS directorate
  • Development of professional systems, build on the standard of medical foundations that have been proven successful
  • Create partnerships with UN agencies (WHO, UNHCR, OCHA, UNICEF), national and international relief agencies focused on psychiatry and mental health

The target groups are all Syrian refugees with the provision of treatment and rehabilitation services, and PSS services by specially trained and qualified staff members.


There is one major MHPSS centre in Qah as well as five sub-clinics within primary healthcare centres and two mobile clinics offering the following services: treatment, rehabilitation, special education, evaluation/assessment, training, follow-up, statistics and psycho-social support. 128,000 benefitted from services in all centres in Syria and Turkey. We relieve the mental illnesses resulting from one of the biggest humanitarian catastrophes in the world. We help those that are suffering from mental illnesses by providing the following services:

-          Providing psychiatric treatment

-          Providing individual and collective psychological treatment

-          Training and qualifying the field staff

-          Training and qualifying the staff who are working in the mental health department

-          Raising the skill levels of staff working in the mental health department

-          Psychological first aid (diagnosis and treatment) through psychological mobile clinics

We want to reach the largest possible number of citizens and displaced Syrians by providing services and care in more than one country:

-          Lebanon: Adn Centre

-          Syria: Qah and sub-centres

-          Turkey: Centres in Gaziantep and Reyhanli

In Qah Centre and sub-centres, we are able to provide services to a wide population of the internally displaced inside Syria including the internally displaced in over 130 camps, 200,000 people in Atma and Qah, and 700,000 people in rural West Idlib.

Diagnostic services, psychological and psychiatric medications and treatment are offered by sub-centres located in different areas within Syria via a remote treatment service using Syria Tele-Mental Health (STMH) network and through Collegium Telemedicus site of Yale University.