“By attending this programme, I feel that I can do something for the Syrian people, help the Syrian people with integration and solving the problems they have. Because I am one of them, I can feel what they feel.”, Osama Shelleh, Syrian refugee living in Zurich
In a series of short vidoes researchers in the STRENGTHS project explain the variuous methodologies and sub components of the research in the project.
Many host countries are ill-equipped to respond to the large number of Syrian refugees who may need to access comprehensive mental health and psychosocial supportservices. The STRENGTHS study has been initiated to develop effective strategies for scale up effective low intensity mental health interventions that can help to meet these needs in settings where resources are limited.
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 Management Plus (PM+) individual sessions.
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 STRENGTHS project is featured in the blog of the Global Health, Epidemiology and Genomics (GHEG).