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Review of the Implementation of the IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings

IASC, 2014

In 2007, the IASC published the IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) in Emergency Settings to enable humanitarian actors 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. This review looks at the level of implementation of the Guidelines and supplementary tools, and the mainstreaming and integration of the Guidelines across the humanitarian system since the Guidelines were first published. The results are based on key informant interviews, extensive document review, and an on-line survey. In addition, implementation is explored in specific emergency contexts through a combination of in-depth and brief case studies.

Updated June 14, 2016.

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