Mental health and psychosocial support in emergency setting: What should camp coordination and camp management actors know?

Author/s: Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC)
Language: English
Publication Type: Manual/ Training guide(External)

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The IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings (2007) enable humanitarian actors to plan, establish and coordinate a set of minimum multisectoral responses to protect and improve people’s mental health and psychosocial well-being in the midst of an emergency. The booklet “Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings: What Should Camp Management and Camp Coordination Actors Know”, based on the 2007 guidelines, presents a brief overview of the basic knowledge CCCM actors, and camp managers in particular, should have in the domain of mental health and psychosocial support. It lists a series of actions and best practices that should/could be implemented in a camp setting to protect and support the psychosocial well-being of people. These include dedicated programmes as well as the consideration of psychosocial implications in the provision of basic humanitarian assistance and camp setup.
  • Introduction
  • Coordination
  • Essential MHPSS activities, considerations and knowledge related to CCCM
  • Operational challenges
  • Post-emergency recovery activities by CCCM actors
  • Human resources
  • Assessment
  • Key tools and resources
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