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In Zurich, Syrians mobilise to boost mental health

Swissinfo.ch has published an article about the STRENGTHS project's work in Zurich: The men and women gathered in a spartan room are a moving reminder of the vitality and diversity of Syrian society when the country was blooming rather than exploding. The men sport casual to semi-formal clothes. Veiled women sit across women in jeans [...]

By |2018-10-12T09:22:06+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Comments Off on In Zurich, Syrians mobilise to boost mental health

Publications from the STRENGTHS project and other useful resources

Several STRENGTHS collaborators were involved in new publications that are relevant for the project: Le, L., Morina, N., Schnyder, U., Schick, M., Bryant, R. A., & Nickerson, A. (2018). The effects of perceived torture controllability on symptom severity of posttraumatic stress, depression and anger in refugees and asylum seekers: A path analysis. Psychiatry research, 264, 143-150. [...]

By |2018-10-12T07:27:38+00:00September 27th, 2018|Comments Off on Publications from the STRENGTHS project and other useful resources

STRENGTHS research explained

In a series of short vidoes researchers in the STRENGTHS project explain the variuous methodologies and sub components of the research in the project. Cultural adaptation of scalable interventions Before the PM+ interventions are tested with Syrian refugees across the Middle East and Europe, they need to be translated and adapted to fit the culture [...]

By |2018-10-12T09:55:51+00:00August 27th, 2018|Comments Off on STRENGTHS research explained

Rapid appraisal of health systems

Rapid appraisal of health systems A total of 13 million Syrians have been displaced by the ongoing conflict in Syria. The majority has found refuge in neighbouring countries, while countries in Europe also accepted large numbers of Syrian refugees. Refugees are often vulnerable to psychosocial distress because of exposure to war and violence, traumatic events [...]

By |2018-08-27T08:30:18+00:00August 23rd, 2018|Comments Off on Rapid appraisal of health systems

Training Syrian refugees in delivering PM+

After a year of preparation our programme is starting to make an impact for Syrian refugees. Having recently kicked off our first pilot trial in the Netherlands, the first supervision session took place in May 2018 in Rotterdam. During these sessions our Syrian helpers will report back on their experiences with the first few Problem [...]

By |2018-07-13T08:53:43+00:00May 23rd, 2018|Comments Off on Training Syrian refugees in delivering PM+

Strengthening mental health care systems

Strengthening mental health care systems for Syrian refugees in Europe and the Middle East: integrating scalable psychological interventions in eight countries The first article from the STRENGTHS project has been published in the European Journal of Psychotraumatology. The crisis in Syria has resulted in vast numbers of refugees seeking asylum in Syria’s neighbouring countries as [...]

By |2018-07-13T08:53:32+00:00November 15th, 2017|Comments Off on Strengthening mental health care systems

STRENGTHS project blog post on Global Health, Epidemiology and Genomics journal

The STRENGTHS project is featured in the blog of the Global Health, Epidemiology and Genomics (GHEG) GHEG is an open access journal from Cambridge Journals. It offers open access publication combined with peer-review standards set by an international editorial board, all backed by Cambridge University Press and their commitment to quality. Scalable psychological interventions for Syrian Refugees [...]

By |2018-07-13T08:53:27+00:00October 11th, 2017|Comments Off on STRENGTHS project blog post on Global Health, Epidemiology and Genomics journal