SES’s work has grown drastically in recent years. Care models have expanded and elaborated to target both severe (psychotic disorders) and common mental health conditions (depression, anxiety and stress-related conditions), and mental health care has been integrated into programs dedicated to other diseases. A lot of their work has been completed in very close coordination and collaboration with the Peruvian Ministry of Health. Specific program efforts include:
- Tuberculosis: Integrated depression into care and treatment for people with TB, including psychological interventions such as Problem Management Plus (PM+).
- Maternal and Child Health: Adapted the psychological intervention Thinking Healthy for women with perinatal depression and developed early childhood development programming (called CASITA).
- Severe Mental Health Conditions: Established a community-based schizophrenia program and safe houses or "protected homes" for women living with severe mental illness who had been abandoned by their families.
- Common Mental Health Conditions: SES was one of six global sites participating in the World Health Organization’s project EQUIP: Ensuring Quality in Psychological Support, as well as an active learning participant in Common Elements Treatment Approach (CETA) in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University, and leader in Peru in training Ministry of Health psychologists in aspects of psychological treatments in the COVID-19 era. Through EQUIP, the team focused on capacity building in psychosocial support and mental health services in non-specialized mental health providers, making it possible to implement remote training and innovatively strengthen non-specialists' skills through virtual platforms.
- Community-Based Care: A key component to SES’s mental health program is the recruitment and education of CHWs to do case finding and refer severe cases to the center of community mental health, helping to create social protection mechanisms for particularly vulnerable people living with mental disorders.