//Further reading by STRENGTHS partners

Further reading by STRENGTHS partners

By Louise Juul Hansen, January 21, 2019

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 University Hospital Zürich project in Lebanon and STRENGTHS.

The article then goes into more details on topics around implementation, dissemination and cultural adaptation of E-Mental Health, using Step-by-Step and the two projects as examples.

  • Heim, E., Burchert, S., & Wenger, A. (2018), Mobile Angebote für Geflüchtete. PiD-Psychotherapie im Dialog 19 (4): 61-65.

https://www.thieme-connect.de/products/ejournals/pdf/10.1055/a-0592-0339.pdf

A qualitative evaluation of a brief multicomponent intervention provided by lay health workers for women affected by adversity in urban Kenya

Edith van’t Hof, WHO and colleagues wrote about the experiences of key informants in Nairobi, Kenya, where PM+ was tested.

  • van’t Hof, E., Katie S.D., Schafer, A., Chiumento, A., Harper Shehadeh, M., Sijbrandij, M., Bryant, R.A. et al. (2018). A qualitative evaluation of a brief multicomponent intervention provided by lay health workers for women affected by adversity in urban Kenya. Global Mental Health 5: e6

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/global-mental-health/article/qualitative-evaluation-of-a-brief-multicomponent-intervention-provided-by-lay-health-workers-for-women-affected-by-adversity-in-urban-kenya/96DE88305A435C573FA42396B7A7A0E3

Integrative Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Interventions for Refugees in Humanitarian Crisis Settings

Book chapters by STRENGTHS collaborators Inka Weissbecker (IMC) and Peter Ventevogel (UNHCR) describing the issues around mental health in refugee emergencies and provides an outline of the actions to be taken.

  • Weissbecker, I., Hanna, F., El Shazly, M., Gao, J. Ventevogel, P. (2019). Integrative Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Interventions for Refugees in Humanitarian Crisis Settings. In: Wenzel, T. & Drozdek, B.: Uncertain safety: Understanding and assisting the 21st century refugees. Springer, 117-153.

https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319729138

The Health of Refugees: Public health perspectives from crisis to settlement

  • Ventevogel, P., Pereira, X., Verghis, S., Silove, D. (2019). Mental health of refugees. In: Allotey, P.A., & Reidpath, D. (eds.). The Health of Refugees: Public health perspectives from crisis to settlement, 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 106-127

https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-health-of-refugees-9780198814733?cc=ch&lang=en&

Mental Health of Refugee and Conflict-Affected Populations: Theory, Research and Clinical Practice

Various STRENGTHS collaborators also contributed to chapters in the book ‘Mental Health of Refugee and Conflict-Affected Populations’:

Morina, N. & Nickerson, A. (eds). (2019). Mental Health of Refugee and Conflict-Affected Populations: Theory, Research and Clinical Practice. Springer. https://www.springer.com/la/book/9783319970455

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