Launch of the IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings
In 2005, in the aftermath of the Asian tsunami, an IASC Task Force on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings was established to develop inter-sectoral guidelines on mental health and psychosocial support in emergency settings. The Task Force is co-chaired by WHO and InterAction. The Guidelines, which were developed by 27 agencies, have been peer reviewed extensively in multiple languages. The Guidelines are intended to be a foundational reference and guide for policy leaders, agencies, practitioners and donors worldwide .