Movement policy on addressing mental health and psychosocial needs

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement policy on addressing mental health and psychosocial needs refers to work conducted in all contexts by the components of the Movement. It presents eight policy statements to frame and address the mental health and psychosocial needs of affected populations, including staff and volunteers.

At the Council of Delegates in 2017, the Movement adopted a resolution – Addressing Mental Health and Psychosocial Needs – which recognized the urgency to strengthen the Movement’s collective response to mental health and psychosocial needs, and requested the formulation of a “Movement Policy on Addressing Mental Health and Psychosocial Needs”.