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User-centered app adaptation of a low-intensity e-mental health intervention for Syrian refugees

Open access article describing the development of the mobile mental health intervention of STRENGTHS called Step-by-Step: Burchert, Sebastian, Mohammed Salem Alkneme, Martha Bird, Kenneth Carswell, Pim Cuijpers, Pernille Hansen, Eva Heim et al. "User-centered app adaptation of a low-intensity e-mental health intervention for Syrian refugees." Frontiers in Psychiatry 9 (2018): 663. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyt.2018.00663/abstract

By |2019-01-21T08:27:20+00:00January 21st, 2019|Comments Off on User-centered app adaptation of a low-intensity e-mental health intervention for Syrian refugees

Further reading by STRENGTHS partners

Several STRENGTHS collaborators were involved in new publications that are relevant for the project: Mobile Angebote für Geflüchtete. PiD-Psychotherapie Article available in German only, describing E-Mental Health as an approach to support persons in areas with little access to mental health care. It also explains two projects regarding the WHO intervention “Step-by-Step”: a WHO and [...]

By |2019-01-21T08:23:10+00:00January 21st, 2019|Comments Off on Further reading by STRENGTHS partners

New book: Trauma – Flucht – Asyl: Ein interdisziplinäres Handbuch für Beratung, Betreuung und Behandlung

Trauma - Flucht - Asyl: Ein interdisziplinäres Handbuch für Beratung, Betreuung und Behandlung (Trauma - Flight- Asylum: An interdisciplinary handbook for counselling, care and treatment) A German language book on mental health of refugees with trauma complaints will be available in bookshops and online as of this week. Three of the four editors are STRENGTHS [...]

By |2019-01-21T08:11:07+00:00January 21st, 2019|Comments Off on New book: Trauma – Flucht – Asyl: Ein interdisziplinäres Handbuch für Beratung, Betreuung und Behandlung

Supervision aids STRENGTHS helpers in the Netherlands

“Most often, what brings people down are the problems they cannot deal with. They are overwhelmed, they feel weak because they cannot find a solution. PM+ helps you to break down your problems into smaller parts and deal with each part one by one, and it really helps,” says Madhat Kataf, 49 years old, formerly [...]

By |2019-01-21T08:05:04+00:00January 21st, 2019|Comments Off on Supervision aids STRENGTHS helpers in the Netherlands

STRENGTHS: Step by Step app

Sebastian Burchert of Freie Universität Berlin introduces the Step by Step app. Step-by-Step, is a guided intervention for depression delivered through an app. It provides psychoeducation and training in behavioural activation through an illustrated narrative with additional therapeutic techniques such as stress management (slow breathing), identifying strengths, positive self-talk, increasing social support and relapse prevention. [...]

By |2019-01-18T15:08:42+00:00January 18th, 2019|Comments Off on STRENGTHS: Step by Step app

Migrazione «C’è tanta gente che sta male»

On 20 December 2018 Swiss news paper Corriere del Ticino published an article about the work of  University Hospital Zürich in testing Programme Management+ with Syrian refugees. The article, which is in Italian, can be viewed here: Migrazione «C’è tanta gente che sta male»

By |2019-01-18T14:01:25+00:00January 18th, 2019|Comments Off on Migrazione «C’è tanta gente che sta male»

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