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.
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
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.
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
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