This project is part of ICPH’s work on the mental health workstream through the ESRC funded project-Research for Health in Conflict (R4HC-MENA). The aim of this project is to strengthen capacities for research in mental health in conflict among academics, researchers and practitioners. As part of this project, we conducted a needs assessment among organizations working in mental health in Palestine. We then developed an intensive course along with Hanna Kienzler and Nancy Tamimi from King’s College London entitled ‘Research Methods for Mental Health in Conflict’, which was taught at Birzeit University  during the summer of 2018. We subsequently developed an online course which was implemented in the Gaza Strip Feb 2020, and have expanded the course to the MENA region with a new cycle running Novemeber 2020.

Birzeit team: Weeam Hammoudeh, Rita Giacaman, Abdullatif Husseini, Hala Khalawi

KCL team: Hanna Kienzler, Nancy Tamimi, and Mathias Regent