WHO issues first aid guide for mental health

First aid guide

The World Health Organization has released a first aid guide designed to help humanitarian and emergency workers in the field deal with psychological issues during disasters.

Humanitarian emergencies like earthquakes, extreme drought, or war can affect people's physical health as well as their mental health.

This guide will provide support to people in acute distress but can also help relief workers.

It can be taught to humanitarian workers within one day for immediate use and it will be made available in different languages.

Endorsed by 24 large international agencies, this guide gives simple, practical guidance for supporting people in ways that respect their dignity, culture and abilities.

New UN guidebook aims to improve psychological support for disaster victims

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