Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings

What Should Camp Coordination and Camp Management Actors Know?

Number of Pages: 
Electronic copy only

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.

Table of contents: 
  • List of acronyms
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Coordination
  • 3. Essential MHPSS activities, considerations and knowledge related to CCCM
  • 4. Operational challenges
  • 5. Post-emergency recovery activities by CCCM actors
  • 6. Human resources
  • 7. Assessment
  • 8. Key tools and resources