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