Technical Note on Linking DRR and Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS)


The technical note outlines practical tools, approaches, and case studies to integrate DRR and Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS). It is intended for humanitarian aid, development, and disaster management organizations, as well as governments and community actors. The document emphasizes a priority set of actions to alleviate suffering and enhance mental health by integrating risk management throughout prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery. Aligned with WHO's Health EDRM Framework and UNDRR's Words into Action guidelines, it also aids governmental actors and donors in supporting MHPSS activities within DRR and sectoral programs. The note stresses the need for local adaptation, collaborative implementation involving stakeholders, and engagement with local communities. Notably, it is not a universal approach but serves as a guide for contextual application.





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