Impact for Resilience


Hundreds of millions of people across the world have limited access to the mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) they urgently require.

Those living in poverty and conflict are at heightened risk.

In the spirit of Sustainable Development Goal 17, we develop field-based, multi-stakeholder partnerships to mobilize knowledge and resources.

Our mission is to close treatment gaps, increase mental-health literacy, reduce stigmatization and mitigate trauma in humanitarian settings via:

Innovative workshops

With diversity and inclusion, on a digital and in-person basis

Human-centered design

Creative, multilingual design process empowering those with lived experience

Multimedia learning

Designing mobile, digital and other interactions with impacted groups

Reaching last-mile

Transformative methods of delivering life-saving information and support

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS)

Our goal is to empower local populations in adapting their lessons learned from lived experience into multimedia, self-care solutions scalable to last-mile settings.

An example is our Humanitarian Community Life (HCL) project for delivering psychological first aid training and solutions.

Led by Syrian healthcare worker and disaster management specialist Layla Barakeh, HCL reaches vulnerable populations in Syria and Yemen through innovative multimedia and digital means.


Led by Heather Wokusch, we support a variety of entities with tailored solutions in:

  • promoting engagement and measurable productivity in remote teams
  • designing and implementing successful learning and talent development strategies
  • optimizing change processes and related leadership, management and cultural roadmaps
  • creating leaner and more agile operational models
  • developing successful employee hiring, management and retention methods
  • implementing inclusive analytics and sustainable gender mainstreaming
  • building effective strategic communications campaigns with measurable results
  • conducting surveys and focus groups; implementing related change initiatives

Handling Burnout

Rates of burnout rose dramatically during the pandemic and remain of concern. At the workplace, that can mean reduced productivity and retention.

Widespread cost-cutting measures, related layoffs, hiring freezes and reduced budgets for staff support services are making matters worse.

We have developed a highly-effective, tailored solution preventing and mitigating burnout on individual and organizational levels.

Read our guest blog for the Global Mental Health Action Network


We operate in multidisciplinary, inclusive and intergenerational fields. Those listed below are joined by many others on a project basis.

You can contact the MESPERO Team here:

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