#WorldRefugeeDay 2018: Resource Round-Up showing we stand #WithRefugees!

#WorldRefugeeDay 2018: Resource Round-Up showing we stand #WithRefugees!

A child seated alone at a refugee camp

World Refugee Day is held every year on 20th June to commemorate and recognize the strength and journey of over 68 million refugees or internally displaced people and to gather public support for those forced to flee as a result of conflict or persecution.

MHIN has put together our top 10 resources committed to providing adequate mental health and psychosocial support to refugees (#MHPSSMatters) in order to mark the day.

  1. WEBINARWHO Migration and Health: Mental health of refugees and migrants myths and realities seeks to embolden audiences to take an active approach to improving the mental health and well-being of migrants and refugees. 
  2. REVIEWStrengthening mental health care systems for Syrian refugees in Europe and the Middle East provides an evidence-based rationale for the use of the scalable Problem Management + oriented programmes being adapted for Syrian refugees.
  3. INNOVATIONProblem Management + mentioned above, offers scalable psychological interventions aimed at reducing psychological distress and improving functioning in people living in communities affected by adversity. 
  4. REPORT: This report entitled A Safe Place to Shine details how to create opportunities and raise voices of adolescent girls in humanitarian settings.
  5. BLOGSThe Migrant Diaries Part 1 and Part 2 explore insights from the field by Lynne Jones where Central American migrants marched the length of Mexico in order to draw attention to their rights.
  6. REPORT: This report addressing Mental Health & Psychosocial Support Considerations for Syrian Refugees in Turkey takes a look at literature on the unique mental health needs and coping strategies used by Syrian refugees, as well as the mental health services that are available in the country, supporting the work of International Medical Corps.
  7. INNOVATION: Integration of mental health and psychosocial support services into primary healthcare in the Middle East
  8. REPORT: This report on Mental Health Among Displaced People and Refugees discusses key lessons learned and the role of The World Bank Group in addressing mental health needs of displaced people and refugees.
  9. BLOG: Invisible wounds: Mental health among displaced people and refugees where Patricio Marquez from The World Bank explores mental health among displaced people and refugees.
  10. ORGANIZATIONBetween Borders is a research-led organization focusing on forced displacement, mental health and psychosocial support.

    Log on to twitter or facebook and tell us why you stand #WithRefugees, and why you think #MHPSSMatters for #OurSharedFuture.

    You can also sign the #WithRefugees petition launched by the UN Refugee Agency in June 2016 in order to send a message to governments that they must work together and do their fair share for refugees.