Advocacy Package: IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings

Prepared by: Inter Agency Standing Committee Reference Group, 2011

The IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings (IASC, 2007) help to plan, establish and coordinate a set of minimum multi-sectoral responses to protect and improve people’s Mental Health and psychosocial well-being in the midst of an emergency.

These Guidelines are not intended solely for Mental Health and psychosocial workers. Numerous action sheets in the IASC MHPSS Guidelines outline social supports relevant to the core humanitarian domains, such as protection, general health, education, water and sanitation, food security and nutrition, and shelter.

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