The Liberia Center for Outcome Research on Mental Health (LiCORMH)’s mission is to improve the mental health service provision to every Liberian by conducting research that informs mental health practices.

LiCORMH is an organization formed by The Carter Center Mental Health Program-Liberia (TCC-MHPL), The John F. Kennedy Medical Center (JFK) and the Ministry of Health (MoH), in Liberia. The Carter Center Mental Health Program has its headquarters in Atlanta, GA, USA.

Summary of relevant work: 

LiCORMH sub-granteed Mental Health Beyond Facilities (2012-2016) funded by Grand ChallengesCanada. This evidence-based research developed and tested a Comprehensive Community-based Mental Health Services (CCMHS) package that bridges the gap between clinical care and the community while strengthening livelihoods and reducing stigma toward persons with severe mental disorders and epilepsy. The project equipped mid-level health workers through the provision of mental health gap action programme (mhGAP) knowledge to screen, diagnose and manage severe mental health conditions.  Social workers, community health volunteers, law enforcement officers, religious and traditional leaders were also trained in anti-stigma and to identify and support referrals for person with mental illness.

ReBuild-ODI Project. This work explored the linkages between mental health and psychosocial wellbeing and social norms in fragile and post-conflict settings, specifically Liberia, Sri Lanka, and Gaza. Over two rounds of research studies, two settings (one urban, one rural) have been examined, namely New Kru Town in Monrovia and Tubmanburg in Bomi County in 2014 and 2015.

Urgent Fund Africa. This project assessed critical mhPSS needs during the Ebola outbreak, and trained ME partners to address mhPSS needs in communities and conducted community healing dialogues in communities highly affected by Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in Liberia in 2014.

War Trauma Foundation - Wellcome Trust. This psychosocial support research aims to explore the retrospective impact of Psychosocial First Aid implementation on the EVD affected communities in Liberia and Sierra Leone from 2014-2015. Psychosocial First Aid is a research-informed intervention delivered in emergency and humanitarian settings to address psychosocial stress associated with such disasters. This project is expected to run from June 2016 to February 2018

Address: 

Johnson Compound, Congo Town, Monrovia
Liberia

Telephone: 
+231775673091; +231886443216
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Country: 
Liberia