With inputs from all its member organizations, the IASC MHPSS RG recently finalized a Briefing Note about MHPSS aspects of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
This document summarizes key mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) considerations in relation to the COVID-19 outbreak, such as appropriate MHPSS responses, overarching principles and globally recommended activities. More specifically, it contains useful guidance about how to, during the COVID-19 outbreak:
This draft document was developed under the leadership of the IASC Task Team on Strengthening the Humanitarian-Development Nexus and the United Nations Sustainable Development Group. The IASC’s Results Group 4 on Humanitarian-Development Collaboration is working to finalize this document.