All of our projects are guided by a particular objective, with the methods and populations selected to achieve the defined purpose. Our projects are done in collaboration with in-country and local service providers and researchers who often want to learn from the research, and also learn how to conduct the research itself. To facilitate this learning, we developed a Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation (DIME) approach that has guided many of our projects. Each activity with the DIME approach is defined by a particular purpose:
Identifying and describing priority mental health and psychosocial problems. Learn more.
Instrument Development and Testing
Developing, adapting and testing instruments to assess mental health, psychosocial, and related problems. Learn more.
Intervention and Services Development
Developing and adapting interventions and intervention delivery systems to address mental health and psychosocial problems. Learn more.
Monitoring and Evaluation
Establishing methods to monitor the implementation of mental health and psychosocial programming and implementing formal evaluations to assess their impact. Learn more.
Using a systems level approach to learn how to expand the availability of interventions and programs that have been shown to improve mental health and psychosocial problems. Learn more.
Using collaborative approaches to build capacity in mental health intervention implementation and research. Learn more.
Learning from global research and practice. Learn more.