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23 Nov 2015

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings

What Should Camp Coordination and Camp Management Actors Know?

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.

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  • 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