3.6.3 Psychosocial

Emergencies cause significant psychological trauma for the affected populations. Ensuring that people have access to services for support, including cultural and religious events, and that lives resume a sense of normalcy soon after settling, is beneficial to the psychological well-being of the community. Health services also need to be able to address specific mental health issues. For further information on mental and social aspects of emergencies refer to Chapter 8.4 Psychosocial programming.