The Africa Psychosocial Support Institute (APSSI) is a subsidiary of REPSSI. APSSI fosters professionalism and excellence in Mental Health and Psychosocial care and support (MHPSS) services by offering innovative, quality psychosocial support (PSS) education, research, programming resources and technical guidance. The institute was initiated in 2016 as part of a broader response to the need for a standardised PSS definition, quality research and data on PSS, formalised PSS capacity development, excellent PSS resources and MHPSS thought leadership.