We adopt a data-driven approach to transforming mental health for all

We develop, test and scale effective interventions

Our model is simple: We combine rigorous social science research with a deep contextual understanding of the communities that we work with to develop, test, and scale cost-effective interventions
Develop & refine
Science and context leads us to building solutions that meet actual needs
Build for scale
Our interventions are built with scale in mind: We will continue to expand our reach
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We build infrastructure to scale interventions

To ensure that our interventions reach as many people as possible, we are building infrastructure to cost-effectively scale
See our model in action
Expanding our reach
Ensuring cost- effectiveness

How our model is transforming youth mental health

The Shamiri model has informed the development and scaling of a cost-effective mental health intervention (the Shamiri intervention) within a for-youth and by-youth community-based model

Shamiri Intervention

A simple, stigma - free mental health solution that promotes holistic human flourishing

A for-youth and by-youth caregiving model

A tiered caregiving model where youth "lay" providers work hand-in-hand with clinical experts

Community - engagement

Delivery in community - based contexts (i.e., schools) allows for involvement from parents, teachers, and other stakeholders
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