Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings: What Should Camp Coordination and Camp Management Actors Know?

Based on the Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings (IASC, 2007), this document, produced by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC), Global Protection Cluster Working Group, and IASC Reference Group for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings, provides an overview of essential knowledge that humanitarian actors within the CCCM cluster/ sector should have about mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) in humanitarian emergencies. Relevant agencies should ensure that their staff, in particular camp managers, are oriented on this document, as applicable.