WHO School Mental Health Program

Informed by the results of pilot implementation in Pakistan, the WHO School Mental Health Program has been adapted to address the implementation challenges including sustainable delivery of quality training and supervision at scale; routine monitoring of outcomes and mechanisms for ensuring programme quality in impoverished settings.

The adapted program, called Enhanced School Mental Health Program (eSMHP) is a multicomponent intervention which includes an online training course to train teachers at scale with fidelity and a Chat-bot to aid the program implementation with quality in real world settings. The contents of WHO School Mental Health Program have been adapted to include modules on teachers’ wellbeing, addressing problems of children with learning difficulties and readily available demonstration videos on identifying and managing the low-intensity mental health problems of children in school settings.