Resume
Researcher
ORCID: 0000-0002-1042-5323
ResearcherID: D-8487-2018
Viktor
Vus
MHPSS Technical Advisor at Save the Children
Program Development Quality
Ukraine
Citations
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Contact Info
Resume
About

Ph.D in Psychology, Associate Professor,

PgPS in Management (Project Management in Emerging Economies) (UK)

Director-at-Large, World Federation for Mental Health;

The Coordinator

of annual INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MENTAL HEALTH CARE

“Mental Health: Global challenges of XXI century” (www.mhgc21.org )

Professional Skills
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Research Experience
Editor-in-Chief
International Journal “Mental Health: global challenges” (ISSN 2612-2138) (Italy) www.mhgcj.org May 2018 - Present
Associate Editor
Algerian Scientific Journals Platform April 2018 - Present
Algeria
Senior Research Fellow
Institute for Social and Political Psychology, National Academy of Educational Science of Ukraine December 2017 - Present
Ukraine
Editorial Board member
Hellenic Journal of Nursing Science October 2017 - Present
Greece
Associate Professor
Lviv Politechnic National University July 2018 - June 2021
Ukraine
Work Experience
Advisor Technical
Save the Children June 2022 - Present
Ukraine

 

Coordinator
NGO International Platform on Mental Health “Mental Health: global challenges” February 2018 - Present
Ukraine

Organizer of INTERNATIONAL EVENTS and ACTIVITIES official website: https://www.mhgc21.org

Recent social Initiatives (2023-2024): 

  1. Mental Health Literacy Initiative for wide Ukrainian social environment - Ukrainian Library on Mental Health and Wellbeing.The Initiative is available here Home - Mental Health: Global Challenges of XXI Century (mhgc21.org)

Mental Health Literacy Initiative"Ukrainian Library of Mental Health and Well-Being" is an online resource that collects reliable, relevant and effective (in terms of health (i.e. individuals/society) information materials and modern communication technologies in free access to broad sections of the population

In search of solutions and answers to their urgent questions, modern people often turn to Internet resources. However, the modern Internet is filled with a huge amount of materials. Today's Ukrainians face extremely important questions: "Do these materials contain true, scientifically proven information?", "These materials will help preserve health or, on the contrary, cause irreparable damage to the psyche and health?".

A lack of confidence leads to the formation of mistrust. In the beginning, it is distrust on a personal level. In the future, this mistrust extends to relatives, acquaintances, specialists, social institutions, state institutions... The social initiative "Ukrainian Library of Mental Health and Well-Being" contributes to the formation of social trust in modern psychological science and aims to involve broad sections of the population of Ukraine in building a health-responsive society

  1. Social Initiative "Contemporary time and Mental Health. New faces of modern heroes"- video records of stories how contemporary people in Ukraine keep their Mental Health in the context of war. This Initiative contains 4 main topics:

-  "International experts in Ukraine" – What did Ukrainians teach international professionals in the course of war, and how this contributes to global MHPSS https://youtu.be/3cQPwdvJZME

 "Lady: Contemporary time and Mental Health. New faces of modern heroes" aims to contribute to Population Mental Health in Ukraine with "stories of success" on how contemporary lady can look after own mental health in the context of war. Which "simple things" inspire contemporary lady to open the doors of a new day with hope? What helps for contemporary lady to understand and care herself at time of war? https://youtu.be/0KVAGlpcd9w

-  «Combatants and families of combatants» – how combatants and their families overcome daily stress and live with faith in the future https://youtu.be/AZqupsQnhPE

-  «Ukrainian MHPSS Professionals» – how Ukrainian MHPSS professionals work in wartime, take care of themselves and help others; https://youtu.be/C7lusuWY2_Q

Expert
Israel Trauma Coalition March 2022 - April 2023
Ukraine

Training and Educational Programs

Coordinator
National Psychological Association (Ukraine) January 2021 - August 2022
Ukraine

Coordinator of Mental Health Division

 Chief Expert on strategic planning and methodology
International Foundation “AICM” (Association Internationale de Cooperation Medicale) November 2020 - May 2021
Ukraine

Development of “Strategies for Health Care Sector” (19 Communities)

Expert
NDSAN Network February 2018 - March 2021
Italy
  • Sector of partnership building. 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
Expert
All-Ukrainian Association of Local Self-Government “Association of Amalgamated Territorial Communities” January 2019 - February 2021
Ukraine
  • Health-responsive Economy, Health-responsive 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
Project manager
Agency for regional development of Communities January 2012 - December 2021
Ukraine
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
Presentations/Talks
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: http://doi.org/10.32437/MHGCJ-2018 . 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 https://doi.org/10.18662/lumproc.rsacvp2017.70

Membership
membership
Oct 2020
World Federation for Mental Health
membership
2019
Association of Social Psychologists
membership
2018
NDSAN
Certifications
MHPSS & Livelihood Integration
Issued on Apr 2024
International Organization Migration
Multisectoral and Inter-Agency MHPSS
Issued on May 2023
WHO
Teacher Wellbeing
Issued on Feb 2023
War Child
Youth Resilience Programs
Issued on Nov 2023
Save the Children
mhGAP
Issued on Dec 2022
WHO
Media Publications
International experts in Ukraine
International Platform on Mental Health | Jan , 2023

What did Ukrainians teach international professionals in the course of war, and how this contributes to global MHPSS

Lady: Contemporary time and Mental Health. New faces of modern heroes
International Platform on Mental Health | Jan , 2023

"Lady: Contemporary time and Mental Health. New faces of modern heroes" aims to contribute to Population Mental Health in Ukraine with "stories of success" on how contemporary lady can look after own mental health in the context of war. Which "simple things" inspire contemporary lady to open the doors of a new day with hope? What helps for contemporary lady to understand and care herself at time of war?

Ukrainian Library on Mental Health and Wellbeing
Inteernational Platform on Mental Health | Jan , 2023
Mental Health Literacy Initiative for wide Ukrainian social environment - Ukrainian Library on Mental Health and Wellbeing. The Initiative is available here www.mhgc21.org 
Mental Health Literacy Initiative"Ukrainian Library of Mental Health and Well-Being" is an online resource that collects reliable, relevant and effective (in terms of health (i.e. individuals/society) information materials and modern communication technologies in free access to broad sections of the population
In search of solutions and answers to their urgent questions, modern people often turn to Internet resources. However, the modern Internet is filled with a huge amount of materials. Today's Ukrainians face extremely important questions: "Do these materials contain true, scientifically proven information?", "These materials will help preserve health or, on the contrary, cause irreparable damage to the psyche and health?".
 
A lack of confidence leads to the formation of mistrust. In the beginning, it is distrust on a personal level. In the future, this mistrust extends to relatives, acquaintances, specialists, social institutions, state institutions... The social initiative "Ukrainian Library of Mental Health and Well-Being" contributes to the formation of social trust in modern psychological science and aims to involve broad sections of the population of Ukraine in building a health-responsive society
The psychological fallout of the war in Ukraine
Talking Mental Health | Jan 18 , 2022
War and Mental Health
Ukrinform | Jan , 2022
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
Facilitator
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
Project
Supporting the well-being needs of shelters for IDPs in host communities of the Lviv region to prepare for the winter period of 2023-2024 in wartime conditions
October 2023 - December 2023
      
    
Psycho Social Support of IDPs in Ukraine
June 2022 - December 2022
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