Author: Helen Patuck
“My Hero is You” is a book written for children around the world affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
This book was a project developed by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Reference Group on Mental Health
and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings (IASC MHPSS RG).
The project was supported by global, regional and country based experts from Member Agencies of the IASC MHPSS RG, in addition to parents, caregivers, teachers and children in 104 countries.
A global survey was distributed in Arabic, English, Italian, French and Spanish to
assess children’s mental health and psychosocial needs during the COVID-19 outbreak.