Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) In Humanitarian Emergencies: What Should General Health Coordinators Know?

This document has been prepared for general health coordinators working at national and sub-national level in low and middle income countries. These include national-level Health Cluster members, such as general
health coordinators for government, UN and non-UN international agencies and local NGO health programmes.

This document is largely based on the IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings (IASC, 2007). It will likely be sufficient for general health coordinators (who have numerous responsibilities beyond mental health) to know the contents of this document. However mental health coordinators, need to be familiar with the entire IASC Guidelines and be skilled and experienced in public mental health in general.

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