Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings


These guidelines reflect the insights of practitioners from different geographic regions, disciplines and sectors, and reflect an emerging consensus on good practice among practitioners. The core idea behind them is that, in the early phase of an emergency, social supports are essential to protect and support mental health and psychosocial well-being. In addition, the guidelines recommend selected psychological and psychiatric interventions for specific problems. The guidelines include key activities for the campaign such as advocacy events, developing plans of action, coordination tools and checklist to identify gaps. It also includes key messages and ideas for implementation to communities, governments, donors, UN organizations and NGOs. The guidelines is translated to 14 differe3nt languages and can be used as: 1) A guide for programme planning and design 2) Advocacy for better practice 3) Resource for interventions or actions 4) A coordinating tool 5) Checklist to identify gaps

Key wordscommunity crisis / forced migration / internally displaced persons / mental health / psychosocial intervention / reconstruction / social support / trauma

CountriesChina / France / Global / Greece / Japan / Korea / Middle East / Poland / Portugal / Russia / Spain / Ukraine

CategoryManuals and guidelines