This infographic compares and contrasts the IASC MHPSS Pyramid with the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement Framework. Each model represents the various frameworks of mental health and psychosocial support services that are required to address the needs of individuals, families, and communities in all contexts.
A key to organizing mental health and psychosocial support is to develop a layered system of complementary support that meets the needs of different groups. This multi-layered approach does not imply that all Movement components must provide services in all layers. However, Movement components are expected to assess, refer, and advocate in relation to the full spectrum of mental health and psychosocial support presented in the model, from basic psychosocial support through to specialized mental health care.