Mental Health in the War in Ukraine: Need, Responses and Stories

MHIN and Global Mental Health Graduates from King’s College London and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine are collaborating on collating a resource pool providing an overview of the incredible efforts that organisations and individuals are putting into supporting the mental health of those affected by the war in Ukraine. Since the conflict escalated with the Russian invasion on the 24th of February 2022, millions of people have been exposed to violence, deprivation and violations of human rights. This has inevitably created a great mental health need in the population, with various vulnerabilities across different population groups.


The following sections outline the mental health and psychosocial response generally and across different population groups since the start of the full-scale invasion on the 24th of February 2022. “Stories from the people” shares perspectives from those affected, and provides a glimpse of what individuals encounter on the ground.

Stories from the field

Mental health, children and the war in Ukraine

Older people in Ukraine during the war

International Agency Response

Guidelines and recommendations by international organizations on MHPSS

Tools for Mental Health Support Workers and Practitioners Working with Displaced Ukrainian Population.