ORCID: 0000-0002-1042-5323
ResearcherID: D-8487-2018
Editor-in-Chief at Mental Health: Global Challenges Journal
Contact Info

Dr. Viktor Vus

Ph.D in Psychology, Associate Professor, PgPS in Management (Project Management in Emerging Economies) (UK)

  • Editor-in-Chief, International Scientific Journal "Mental Health: Global Challenges" ISSN 2612-2138
  • Coordinator, annual INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MENTAL HEALTH CARE “Mental Health: Global challenges of XXI century” ( )
  • National expert within Programme Committee “Europe in changing world – inclusive, innovative and conscious society” for EU Research and Innovation Programme “Horizon 2020”
  • Organizer of INTERNATIONAL EVENTS and ACTIVITIES (International Public-Scientific Initiative “Community: Health, Human Potential, Socio-Economic Innovations” May 2019; National Round Table Meeting on rehabilitation of ex-combatants and their families January 2019; …)(The information about these Events and Activities is available on official website:






Professional Skills
organization of International Events
expertizing of research and social projects
partnership building
international relations
project developing
Research Experience
National Expert
Programe Committee “Europe in changing world – inclusive, innovative and conscious society” for EU Research and Innovation Programe “Horizon 2020” October 2019
Associate Professor
Lviv Polytechnic September 2018

R&D Laboratory for Community Health

Sector of Partnership Building
N-DSA-Network February 2018

Expand network of International cooperation

Development, guideness, evaluation & teaching mental health practices; works with governmental agencies, NGOs & educational institutions; implements mental health and psychosocial support activities within the triangle of Government, Business, Civil sector

Associate Editor
Algerian Scientific Journals Platform 2018
Editorial Board
Journal of Healthcare and Welfare Management 2018
Senior Research Fellow
Institute for social and Political Psychology December 2017
  • Senior Research Fellow of Laboratory of Small Groups and Intergroup Relations Psychology
  • Responsible for International cooperation
  • Support Mental Health Care strategy development and implementation
Mental Health: Global Challenges Journal 2017

Mental Health: Global Challenges Journal (ISSN 2612-2138) is an open access peer-reviewed journal, whose main aim is to promote dialogue and debate on topics such as Mental Health, Mental Health Care Systems and etc. The journal especially encourages manuscripts which may be of interest to policy makers and/or practitioners.

The authors of MHGCJ represent wide geography: North America, Europe, Africa, Asia. MHGCJ is also available in National Library of Australia, several Universities of Australia, Ghent University (Belgium).

The Journal is indexing in DOAJI and else 9 scientific databases, and available on Publons (Clarivate Analytics) and CORE ( (The world’s largest collection of open access research papers). MHGCJ is part of CLOCKS community

We consider this Journal as the platform for dissemination of leading ideas and experience, for support of building academic networks, developing future collaborations between researchers across the different regions of the world. For this reason, we are organizing annual INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MENTAL HEALTH CARE “Mental Health: Global challenges of XXI century”. So we try to commute all main actors in the field of Mental Health, and publish their articles in our journal “Mental Health: global challenges”

International Conference "Mental Health: global challenges of XXI century" 2017

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MENTAL HEALTH CARE “Mental Health: Global challenges of XXI century”. This conference covers emerging topics in Mental Health, including those related to mental health in relation to the military conflicts, internal and external migration, emerging issues in child neuropsychiatry, support of disabled people, MHC in rural areas, and several others. In 2017-2019, we successfully organized 3 editions of the International Conferences “Mental health: Global challenges of XXI century” (26-27 of October 2017; 25-26 of October 2018; 26-27 October 2019 (Lviv, Ukraine); 31 October – 02 November, 2019 (Bucharest, Romania)). According to the statistical monitoring results, there were participants from different countries (Algeria, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Greece, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA) on our Conference. Among our participants are Governmental Institutions, Directors and Presidents of the Institutions, Presidents of the Associations, Vice-Directors, Vice-Rectors, Deans of the Faculties, Heads of the Departments, Professors and Specialists. 

Among our Honorable Guests, Partners and Speakers were:   

  • World Federation of Mental Health
  • WHO
  • International Medical Corps
  • Red Cross Society
  • Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning
  • Médecins Sans Frontières
  • EMDR Europe Association
  • National Institute of Health (Italy)
  • Balkan Universities Association
  • Mental Health Reform, National Coalition for Mental Health in Ireland

More information is available on the website of the Conference

We see this conferences not as temporal event, but as continuing act.

Thus, we organized several seminars and workshops in Ukraine:

  • 27-28 October 2018 seminar of French Association of Arttherapy (firstly in Ukraine)
  • 23-26 November 2018 seminar-training of US NAVY psychologist on psychotrauma
  • 24 January 2019 National Round table meeting on rehabilitation of ex-combatants and their families
  • 28 January (Zaporizhzhya) and 12-13 February 2019 (Kyiv) awareness-rising training on Mental Health
  • 29-31 May 2019 – International Public-Scientific Initiative” Community: health, human potential, socio-economic innovations” (For example, our audience for Event was more than 2 600 participants)

We aim to rise the social awareness, facilitate social changes, support Governmental initiatives, develop qualitative skills of professionals. So we try to commute all main actors in the field of Mental Health.

We are aiming to join all main actors, all interested parties (Governmental Institutions, National and International Institutions, researchers, professionals, and policy-makers) together in these our activities in order to effectively develop cooperation in the field of MHC, facilitate social changes, allow social awareness to progress

International Editorial Board
Hellenic Journal of Nursing Science. A journal of the Hellenic Regulatory Board of Nurses (ENE) 2017
Work Experience
All-Ukrainian Association of Local Self-Government “Association of Amalgamated Territorial Communities” January 2019 - February 2020
  • Health-oriented Economy, Health-oriented Society
  • Organization of the work within the triangle of Government, Business, and Civil sector. Sectoral Platform “Local socio-economic development and innovations” 
  • Areas of Expertize: needs assessment, design of strategy for Community developing, monitoring and reporting, health programms
Head of International Academic Mobility Center
Interregional Academy of Personnel Management February 2016 - February 2018
  • Organization of the international department "from scratch" (development of the legal documentation for the international academic activities, the strategy of internationalization, organizational support, etc.)
  • Needs assessment, capacity-building plan development, monitoring and reporting, development and implementation of international strategy
  • Network of international academic contacts
  • Project management (Erasmus KA1 and KA2, H2020, other European funds)
  • Involvement of University in international Academic Associations
  • Organizing International academic events
Seniour Lecturer
National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine. Department of social work and psychology 2012 - 2018

Lecturer for undergraduate and graduate students

Psychologist, Social and Psychological Center
National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine 2012 - 2017
  • psychological support of student’s activity;
  • conducting seminars on rural development (in different regions of Ukraine);
  • psychological support of preparing specialists in e-extension
Recreation-medical organization 2013 - 2015
  • Trainings, work with psycho-somatic personality conflicts;
  • rehabilitation programs;
  • the ways to increase effectiveness of an individual’s social activity
Social specialist
Ivano-Frankivsk region Center for Social Service 1994 - 1996
  • social service for disabled people, youth organizations;
  • psychological and legal aspects of social activity: establishment of partnerships, coordination of youth organizations activities, development of relevant directions of social activation, arrangement of exhibitions of young artists
NGO International Platform “Mental Health: global challenges” 2016
Bridging Academy
2018 - 2019
Postgraduate , Project Management
Institute of Psychology named by G.S. Kostiuk National Academy of Educational Science
2010 - 2012
Doctoral Degree , Psychology
Mental health and current social conditions: How m
Amsterdam, Netherlands Jul 2019
Congress on Psychology and Behavioral Sciences

Viktor Vus, Liudmyla Omelchenko (2018). Interdependent Mental Health, Social Development, Youth-Oriented Activity (on the Example of a Country in Transition) / Mental Health: Global Challenges Journal. DOI: . pp. 86 – 87. Rome

The peculiarities of servicemen back from the comb
Setif, Algeria Feb 2018
10-th International Conference "The status of cons
Interdependent Mental Health, Social Development,
Ukraine Oct 2018
International Conference "Mental Health: global ch
Farm-based Education: A Comparative Study of Roman
Romania 2017
Rethinking Social Action. Core Values in Practice

Samfira, E.-M., Afrslan, H., & Vus, V. (2017). Farm-based Education: A Comparative Study of Romania and Ukraine. In C. Ignatescu, A. Sandu, & T. Ciulei (eds.), Rethinking Social Action. Core Values in Practice (pp. 761-771). Suceava, Romania: LUMEN Proceedings

Oct 2020
World Federation for Mental Health
Association of Social Psychologists
Media Publications
The consequences of COVID-19 Quarantine for society
Media "Rubrika" | Jan , 2020
Mental Health Literacy Event
TV7 | Jan , 2020
How to keep things fresh in martial relationships
Amomama | 2020
Psychologist on Caitlyn Jenner Living in Ex-Wife Kris Jenner's Shadow and Preserving Her Own Personality
Amomama | 2020
Psychologist Thinks Meghan Markle Tries to ‘Demonstrate Her Moral Superiority’ with Royal Exit
Amomama | 2019
Prizes and Awards
Advisor for the year 2020-2021 with a mission and vision to promote Mental Health Awareness and Psychological Wellbeing
PeacFullMind Foundation | Mar 2020
Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Meetup 2019: "Guiding Decisions and Coordinating Actions on MHPSS Programming, Advocacy and Partnerships" | Sep 2019
Moderator, Honorable Guest, and Speaker
Congress on Psychology and Behavioral Science | 2019
Realted Researchers