Module introduction

By the end of this module, we hope you will be able to:


  • describe what a complex emergency is and the UN frameworks that underpin response,


  • list the key mental health problems that may be prevalent,


  • demonstrate the role of a psychiatrist in an emergency,


  • outline the public health approach and the importance of intersectoral coordination,


  • describe the principle of building back better,


  • list international principles and guidelines for use in an emergency.



© 2021 Royal College of Psychiatrists