Technical note: Linking Disaster Risk Reduction and Mental Health and Psychosocial Support

This Technical Note was developed to assist humanitarian aid, development and disaster risk management organizations, national and local governments and community actors within and across sectors with the delivery of a priority set of actions to reduce suffering and improve mental health and psychosocial well-being through integration with risk management perspectives and approaches that link prevention, preparedness, response and recovery. Additionally, it was designed to assist governmental actors, domestic sources of financing and donors in understanding and supporting activities focused on MHPSS as part of DRR and sectoral programmes. 

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Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC)


Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS)
Risk Reduction and Resilience