IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support In Emergency Settings- CHECKLIST FOR FIELD USE
This checklist is a summary
version of the IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings. This field version may be used as
a check-list for programme planning and emergency response
The primary purpose of these guidelines is to enable humanitarian actors
and communities 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.
The focus of the guidelines is on implementing minimum responses, which
are essential, high-priority responses that should be implemented as soon as possible in an emergency.
These guidelines are not intended solely for mental health and psychosocial workers. Numerous action sheets in the guidelines outline social supports relevant to the core humanitarian domains, such as protection, general health, education, water and sanitation, food security and nutrition, shelter, and camp management.