New Guidelines To Improve Psychological and Social Assistance in Emergencies

2007Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC)

The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings clearly state that protecting and promoting mental health and psychosocial well-being is the responsibility of all humanitarian agencies and workers. Until now, many people involved in emergency response have viewed mental health and psychosocial well-being as the sole responsibility of psychiatrists and psychologists.

Key wordsdisaster / mental health


CategoryManuals and guidelines