About the Mental Health Facilitator (MHF) Program

The MHF program aims to reduce the gap between mental health care needs and resources around the globe. Through culturally appropriate training, MHFs learn to apply universal mental health skills to local community experiences, including:

  • Assessment, identification, support and referral for mental health concerns
  • Evaluation of individual strengths, needs, abilities and preferences
  • Consideration of community resources and care networks

MHFs are voluntary members of an international registry. They complement existing care resources to increase mental health services for underserved and never-served communities worldwide.

MHF Mission

“To provide skilled, responsible access to quality mental health interventions, usually through basic first-contact help and/or referrals to mental health professionals, while respecting human dignity and meeting population needs by balancing globally accepted practices with local norms and conditions.”