Guidelines and Downloads on Mental Health & Social Care of Refugees & Asylum Seekers
This page provides access to valuable international, governmental and non-profit organisational agencies’ and charities’ guidelines on many challenges faced by refugees, asylum seekers and migrant communities including education, healthcare, social welfare, legal and human right matters, whilst settling in the UK and Worldwide. These guides aim to assist and inform refugees and asylum seekers and health and social care practitioners and agencies working with them to understand and seek their rights and entitlements.
These resources are grouped into seven categories including Children, Education, Health & Wellbeing, Mental Health, Social Welfare, Legal & Human Rights and Working with Interpreters, to facilitate ease of access.
This catalogue of guides and resources has been produced by Dr Farkhondeh Farsimadan a chartered counselling psychologist who is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and an HCPC registered psychologist.
Please use the categories and links provided below to view the resources.
- Are you a child who has come to the UK from another country? Find out about children’s rights in the UK and who can help you. NSPCC (2015). (www.nspcc.org.uk/globalassets/documents/advice-and-info/advice-children-another-country-uk.pdf).
- Asylum Policy Guidance used by UK Visa and Immigration to make
decisions on asylum applications involving children. https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/children-asylum-instructions
Please see below for the collection of children asylum policy guidance:
- Age assessment: joint working. Home Office (2015). UK Government.
age for asylum applicant. Home Office (2018). UK Government.
tracing help from the FCO in Bangladesh. Home Office (2014). UK Government.
- Identity checking and family tracing by the Albanian authorities. Home
Office (2014). UK Government.
- Processing children’s asylum claims. Home Office (2017). UK
- A Systematic Review of
School-Based Social-Emotional Interventions for Refugee and War-Traumatized
Youth. Sullivan, A., and Simonson, G.
of Educational Research, 86, 2. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.3102/0034654315609419
- Captured childhood: introducing a new model to ensure the rights and liberty of refugee, asylum seeker and irregular migrant children affected by immigration detention. International Detention Coalition, IDC, (2012).
- Challenges and Potentials of refugee children: Data Review. UNHCR
- Child refugees in Europe. Guidelines on the psychosocial context, assessment of and interventions for traumatised children and adolescents. Brand-Wilhelmy et al (2002). The Therapy Centre for Torture Victims, Caritas Cologne Refugee Counselling Association and European Council on Refugees & Exiles, ECRE. (www.essex.ac.uk/armedcon/story_id/childrefugeesineurope.pdf).
denial and death: migration hazards for refugee children. Fazel, M.,
Karunakara, U., & Newnham, E.A. (2014). Lancet
Glob Health, 2, 313 – 314. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(14)70225-6, http://www.thelancet.com/journals/langlo/article/PIIS2214-109X(14)70225-6/fulltext
Assessment of Psychosocial Needs of Children at Vasilika Camp: Summary Report.
Jones, L. (2017). International Medical
- First generation immigrants, asylum seekers and refuges: learning from case reviews – summary of risk factors and learning for improved practice. NSPCC (2014). The NSPCC Information Service. (www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/child-protection-system/case-reviews/learning/first-generation-immigrants-asylum-seekers-refugees/).
Syria to Spain: Syrian Migration to Europe via the Western Mediterranean route
between 2015 and 2017.
- Global points of ‘vulnerability’:
understanding processes of the trafficking of children and young people into,
within and out of the UK.
Hynes, P. (2010). The International Journal of Human Rights,14, 6,952-970. https://doi.org/10.1080/13642987.2010.512140, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13642987.2010.512140?src=recsys&journalCode=fjhr20
- Heading Back to Harm: A study on trafficked and unaccompanied children
going missing from care in the UK. Every Child Protected Against Trafficking,
Challenges in Refugee Reception: Dateline Europe 2016. Blitz, B.K., d’Angelo,
A., Kofman, E., & Montagna, N. (2017). International of Environmental
Research and Public Health 14, 1484.
don’t feel human’: experiences of destitution among young refugees and
migrants. Pinter, I. (2012). Research Report, The Children’s
or out? Barriers and facilitators to refugee background. Young
people accessing mental health services. Colucci, E., Minas, H., Szwarc, J.,
Guetra, C., & Paxton, G. (2015). Transcultural Psychiatry,
52, 6, 766 – 790. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1363461515571624
- Left behind: How the world is failing women and girls on refugee family reunion. http://insights.careinternational.org.uk/publications/left-behind-how-the-world-is-failing-women-and-girls-on-refugee-family-reunion
- Mental health of Somali adolescent refugees: The role of trauma, stress, and perceived discrimination. Ellis, B.H., MacDonald, H.Z., Lincoln, A.K., & Cabral, H.J. (2008). Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 76,2,184-93. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18377116
- Multi-tier mental health program for refugee youth. Ellis, B. H., Miller, A. B., Abdi, S., Barrett, C., Blood, E. A., & Betancourt, T. S. (2012). Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 81,129-140. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22924331, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/230746411_Multi-Tier_Mental_Health_Program_for_Refugee_Youth
- My language matter: the multilingual outlook for children in care – a White Paper. Costa, B., Diaum, M., & Yorath, S. (2015). The Victoria Climbie Foundation UK and Mothertongue. (www.mothertongue.org.uk/news/mothertongue-news.php?15).
- Neither safe nor sound: Unaccompanied children on the coastline of the English Channel and the North Sea. UNICEF France, French National Committee for UNICEF, (2016).
- New approaches to
interventions for refugee children. Vostanis, P. Journal
of World Psychiatric Association, WPA, 15,1, 75-77. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/wps.20280/full,
Children: Guidelines on Protection and Care. UNHCR (1994).
- Report of the Parliamentary inquiry into asylum support for children and young people. The Children’s Society (2013). (www.childrenssociety.org.uk/what-we-do/policy-and-lobbying/parliamentary-work/parliamentary-inquiry-asylum-support-children-an-1).
in the Middle East: Forced Labour from Africa. Secorun-Palet, L. (2018).
- The importance of promoting mental health in children and young people from black and minority ethnic communities. Lavis, P. (2014). Better Health Brief Paper, 33. Race Equality Foundation. www.raceequalityfoundation.org.uk/resources
- The right location? Experiences
of refugee adolescents seen by school-based mental health services. Fazel, M.,
Garcia, J., & Stein, A. (2016). Clinical Child Psychology and
Psychiatry, 21, 3, 6.
doctor, I not trust him, I’m not safe’: the perception of mental health and
services by unaccompanied refugee adolescents. Majumder, P., O’Reilly M.,Karim, K & Vostanis, P (2015). The
International Journal of Social Psychology, 61 (2), 129-136.
- Working together to safeguard children: A guide to inter-agency working
to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. HM Government (2015).
- East Africa Refugee Crisis: causes of Tensions and Conflicts between the
Local Community and Refugees in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya. Ali, J. A., & Ocha,
W. (2018). Journal of Social Science Studies, 5,1, 298. http://doi.org/10.5296/jsss.v5i1.12512, http://www.macrothink.org/journal/index.php/jsss/article/view/12512/9937
- Not Just Numbers: teachers manual ‘Not Just Numbers’, Educational toolkit on migration and asylum in Europe. UNHCR & IOM (2009). United Nations High Commissioners for Refugees & International Organisation for Migration. (www.unhcr.org/numbers-toolkit/NJN-MANUAL-EN.pdf).
- Preparing minority children for starting primary school: integrating health and education. Chowbey, P., Garrick, R., & Harrop, D. (2015). Better Health Briefing Paper 35. Race Equality Foundation. www.raceequalityfoundation.org.uk/resources
- Schools of Sanctuary: giving a warm welcome, learn about asylum seekers and refugees and improve your schools’ welcome. (www.oxfam.org.uk/education/resources/schools-of-sanctuary).
- Black and minority ethnic communities and dementia: where are we now? Truswell, D., (2013). Better Health Briefing Paper, 30. Race Equality Foundation. (www.better-health.org.uk/briefings/black-and-minority-ethnic-communities-and-dementia-where-are-we-now).
- Community Engagement: improving health and wellbeing and reducing health inequalities NG44, Nice Guideline (2016). National Institute of Clinical Excellence, NICE. https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng44
- Effective methods of engaging black and minority ethnic communities within health care settings. Latif, S. (2010). Better Health Briefing Paper 18. Race Equality Foundation. www.raceequalityfoundation.org.uk/resources
- Health experiences of Chinese people in the UK. Chau, R.C. (2008). Better Health Briefing Paper, 10. Race Equality Foundation. www.raceequalityfoundation.org.uk/resources
- Improving health and social care support for carers from black and minority ethnic communities. Gregory, C. (2010). Better Health Briefing Paper, 20. Race Equality Foundation. www.raceequalityfoundation.org.uk/resources
- Including intersectional identities: safety – reducing social isolation and suffering of LGBTI asylum seekers and refugees. Ansara, Y.G., & Rankin, S. (2013). Equality Network. (www.equality-network.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Safety-Practical-Guide-April-2014.pdf).
- Including intersectional identities: sanctuary – assisting LGBTI asylum seekers in the UK. Ansara, Y.G., & Rankin, S. (2013). Equality Network. (www.equality-network.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Sanctuary-Practical-Guide-April-2014.pdf).
- Including intersectional identities: solidarity – partnering for change. Ansara, Y.G., & Rankin, S. (2013). Equality Network. (www.equality-network.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Solidarity-Practical-Guide-April-2014.pdf).
- Internalised stigma as a barrier to access to health and social care services by minority ethnic groups in the UK. Owuor, J., & Nake, N. (2015). Better Health Briefing Paper 36. Race Equality Foundation. www.raceequalityfoundation.org.uk/resources
- Living on the margins: Syrian refugees in Jordan struggle to access health care. Amnesty International, (2016).
entitlements: migrant health guide. Advice and
guidance for healthcare practitioners on the health needs of migrant patients. The
UK Government (2014, updated, 2018).
- Personalisation for people from black and minority ethnic groups. Moriarty, J. (2014). Better Health Briefing Paper 34. Race Equality Foundation. www.raceequalityfoundation.org.uk/resources
- Prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation in England and Wales: National
and local estimates. Macfarlane A, & Dorkenoo E. (2015). London: City
University London and Equality Now.
- Refugee Council England’s forgotten refugees: out of the fire and into the frying pan Basedow, J., & Doyle, L. (2016).
- Safeguarding women and girls at
risk of FGM: Guidance. Department of Health. (2017). Department of Health &
Social Care, UK Government.
Please see below for further links and guidance on FGM:
- FGM Safeguarding and Risk Assessment: Quick guide for
health professionals. Department of Health. (2017). UK Government.
- Female Genital Mutilation: Risk and Safeguarding,
Guidance for professionals. Department
of Health. (2016). UK Government.
- FGM Safeguarding Pathway. Department of Health. (2016).
- Multi-agency statutory guidance on female genital mutilation.
Department of Education, Department of Health & Home Office. (2016). UK
- FGM Safeguarding and Risk Assessment: Quick guide for health professionals. Department of Health. (2017). UK Government.
- Sexual health, asylum seekers and refugees. A handbook for people working with refugees and asylum seekers in England. Wilson, R., Sanders M., & Dumper, H. (2007). Family Planning Association, FPA. (www.fpa.org.uk/sites/default/files/sexual-health-asylum-seekers-and-refugees.pdf).
- The relationship between psychological well-being and adjustment of both parents and children of exiled and traumatised Iraqi refugees. Hosin, A., More, S., & Gaitanou, C. (2006). Journal of Muslim Mental Health, 1, 2,123-136. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15564900600980616?journalCode=ummh20
- Two sides of the same coin: factors that support and challenge the wellbeing of refugees resettled in a small urban centre. El-Bialy, R., & Mulay, S. (2015). Health & Place, 35, 52 – 59. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26203553
- Understanding the experiences of asylum seekers. Liebling, L., Burke, S. Goodman, S. &, Zasada, D. (2014). International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, 10,4,207-219. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJMHSC-06-2013-0016
- Update: health and access to healthcare of migrants in the UK. Jayaweera, H. (2012). Better Health Briefing Paper, 19. Race Equality Foundation. www.raceequalityfoundation.org.uk/resources
- Update: the health and social care experiences of black and minority ethnic older people. Moriarty, J. (2012). Better Health Briefing Paper, 9. Race Equality Foundation. www.raceequalityfoundation.org.uk/resources
- Asylum support: section 4(2)
policy & process. Home Office (2018). UK Government. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/asylum-support-section-42-policy
- Best practice guide to asylum and human rights appeals. Henderson, M., & Pickup, A. (2015). Electronic Immigration Network, EIN. (www.ein.org.uk/bpg/contents).
- EU-Turkey Agreement Failing Refugee Women and Girls. Women’s Refugee Commission, (2016).
- Falling Through the Cracks: Refugee Women and Girls in Germany and Sweden. Women’s Refugee Commission, (2016).
- Family reunion: for refugees and those with humanitarian
protection. Home Office (2016). UK Government.
- Female Genital Mutilation, FGM. Duty
for health and social care professionals and teachers to report female genital
mutilation (FGM) to the police. Home Office
(2016). UK Government.
Fact sheet on mandatory reporting of female genital mutilation, with translations in a number of languages, for communities on mandatory reporting of female genital mutilation.
- Female refugees and asylum seekers: the issue of integration. Policy Department for Citizen’s Rights and Constitutional Affairs, European Parliament, European Union, (2016).
- FGM international data, UNICEF (2018). https://data.unicef.org/topic/child-protection/female-genital-mutilation/
- Forced Migration Review Thematic
The link below provides a selection of thematic listing and FMR articles (and full issues) focusing on a specific topic including Statelessness, the Rohingya, Children on the Move, Trafficking and Smuggling of People, Protection at Sea, Youth, Health, Displacement, etc. in English, Arabic, French and Spanish.
- Guidelines on Reunification of Refugee Families. UNHCR (1983). http://www.unhcr.org/uk/protection/globalconsult/3bd0378f4/unhcr-guidelines-reunification-refugee-families.html
- Guidance for Employers: employing refugees – the documents required as evidence of entitlement to work in the UK. Equality & Human Rights Commission & The Refugee Council (2014). (www.refugeecouncil.org.uk/assets/0003/4097/Employing_Refugees_-_Guide_to_documents_required_Dec_2014.pdf).
- Invisible suffering: Prolonged and systematic detention of migrants and asylum seekers in substandard conditions in Greece, (2014). Médecins Sans Frontières, (MSF).
- Legal framework and standards relating to the detention of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants: a guide. The International Detention Coalition, IDC, (2011).
- LGBTI persons in immigration detention: International Detention Coalition, IDC, position paper, (2016).
- NGO monitoring of immigration detention: tips, examples and positive practices. Outcomes of workshop for European NGOs Brussels. Flemish Refugee Action and International Detention Coalition, (2015).
- Our Human Rights Act: refugees and people speaking asylum. The British Institute of Human Rights (2016). BIHR briefing on the HRA. (www.bihr.org.uk/hrarefugeesasylum).
- Research report 52 – refugees and asylum seekers: a review from an equality and human rights perspective. Aspinall, P., & Watters, C. (2010). Equality & Human Rights Commission & University of Kent. (www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/publication-download/research-report-52-refugees-and-asylum-seekers-review-equality-and-human-rights).
Poverty Barrier: the right to rehabilitation for survivors of torture in the
UK. Pettitt, J. (2013). Research Report, Freedom from Torture. Medical
Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture.
- There are alternatives: a handbook for preventing unnecessary immigration detention (revised edition). International Detention Coalition, IDC, (2015).
- Vulnerability Screening Tool - Identifying and addressing vulnerability: a tool for asylum and migration systems. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, International Detention Coalition, IDC, with the support of the Oak Foundation (2016).
- A civilised society: mental health provision for refugees and asylum seekers in England & Wales. Mind (2009). (www.mind.org.uk/media/273472/a-civilised-society.pdf).
- A first person account of the refugee experience: identifying psychosocial stressors and formulating psychological responses. Gary, J., & Rubin, N.S. (2014). http://www.apa.org/international/pi/2014/12/global-violence.aspx
- A good practice in mental health care for socially marginalised groups in Europe: a qualitative study of expert views in 14 countries. Priebe, S., Matanov, A., Schor, R., Strabmayr, C., Barros, H., Barry, M.M., Diaz-olalla, J.M., Gabor, E., Greacen, T., Holcnerova, P., Kluge, U., Lorant, V., Moskalewicz, J., Schene, A.H., Macassa, G., & Gaddini, A. (2012). BMC Public Health, 12, 248. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22455472
- African and Caribbean men and mental health. Keating, F. (2007). Better Health Briefing Paper, 5. Race Equality Foundation. www.raceequalityfoundation.org.uk/resources
- Better practice in mental health for black and minority ethnic communities. Butt, J. et al (2015). Race Equality Foundation. www.raceequalityfoundation.org.uk/resources
- City of Sanctuary Mental Health Resource Pack. Burghgraef, A., Martin, G., Morgan, J., and
Newman, G. City of Sanctuary, (2017).
Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in
Adults. American Psychological Association, APA. (2017).
- Commissioning mental health services for vulnerable adult migrants: guidance for commissioners. Fassil, Y., & Burnett, A. (2015). (www.mind.org.uk/media/3168649/vulnerable-migrants_2015_mindweb.pdf).
- Compassionate care provision: an immense need during the refugee crisis: lessons learned from a European capacity-building project. Mechili, E. A., et al (2018). Journal of Compassionate Health Care, 5,1, 2. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40639-018-0045-7, https://jcompassionatehc.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40639-018-0045-7
context and the mental health and psychosocial wellbeing of Syrians: a review
for mental health and psychosocial support staff working with Syrians affected
by armed conflict. United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, (2015).
- Evidence-based psychological interventions for adult survivors of torture and trauma: A 30-year review. McFarlane C. & Kaplan I. (2012). Transcultural Psychiatry, 49, 539–567. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1363461512447608
with treating immigrants: a qualitative study in mental health services across
16 European countries. Sandhu, S., Bjerre, N.V., Dauvrin, M., Dias, S.,
Gaddini, A., Greacen, T., Ioannidis, E., Kluge, U., Jensen, N.K., Lamkaddem,
M., Puigpinosi Riera, R., Kosa, Z., Wihlman, U., Stankunas, M., Strabmayr, C.,
Wahlbeck, K., Welbel, M. & Priebe, S. (2013). Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology. Dol:
- Exploring intimate relationship experiences of Asian disabled women. Dutt, R. (2014). Race Equality Foundation. www.raceequalityfoundation.org.uk/resources
- Factors associated with mental disorders in long settled war refugees: refugees from the former Yugoslavia in Germany, Italy and the UK. Bogic, M., Ajdukovic, D., Bremner, S., Franciskovic, T., Galeazzi, G.M., Kucukalic, A., Lecic-Tosevski, D., Morina, N., Popovski, M., Schutzwohl, M., Wang, D., & Priebe, S. (2012). The British Journal of Psychiatry, 200, 216 – 223. http://bjp.rcpsych.org/content/200/3/216
- Forced marriage and mental health. Singh, M. (2011). Better Health Briefing Paper, 24. Race Equality Foundation. (www.better-health.org.uk/briefings/forced-marriage-and-mental-health).
for Psychologists Working with Refugees and asylum seekers in the UK: Extended
Version. British Psychological Society, BPS. (2017).
for Psychologists Working with Refugees and asylum seekers in the UK: A
Summary. British Psychological Society, BPS. (2017).
Evidence Network synthesis report 47: Public health aspects of mental health among migrants and refugees: a
review of the evidence on mental health care for refugees, asylum seekers and
irregular migrants in the WHO European Region. Priebe, S., Giacco, D., & El-Nagib, R. (2016), World Health
Public health aspects of mental health amongmigrants and refugees: a review of the evidence on mental health care forrefugees, asylum seekers and irregular migrants in the WHO European Region(2016) [PDF]
- Improving mental health support for refugee communities: an advocacy approach. Mind (2009). (www.mind.org.uk/media/192447/refugee_report_1.pdf)
- Long-term mental health of war-refugees: a systematic literature review.
Bogic, M., Njoku, A., & Priebe, S. (2015). BMC International Health and Human Rights, 201515,29.
- Meeting the mental health
needs of refugees and asylum seekers. Vostanis, P. (2014). The
British Journal of Psychiatry, 204, 3, 176 – 177. http://bjp.rcpsych.org/content/204/3/176,
disorders, disability and treatment gap in a protracted refugee setting. Llosa,
A.E., Ghantous, Z., Souza, R., Forgione, F., Bastin, P., Jones, A., Antierens,
A., Slavuckij, A., & Grais, R.F. (2014). British
Journal of Psychiatry, 204, 208 – 213. DoI: 10.1192/bjp.bp.112.120535. http://bjp.rcpsych.org/content/204/3/208
- Mental Health & Psychosocial Support
Considerations for Syrian Refugees in Turkey: Sources of Distress, Coping
Mechanisms and Access to Support: A literature Review. Davis, C., &
Wanninger, A. (2017). In Collaboration with International Medical Corps, IMC.
- Mental Health and Psychosocial Support for Refugees, Asylum-seekers and Migrants on the Move in Europe: a multi-agency guidance note. UNHCR, IOM, MHPSS.net, (2015).
- Mental health crisis review: experiences of black and minority ethnic communities. Samir, J., Shoham, T., & Islam-Barrett, F. (2015). Race Equality Foundation. www.raceequalityfoundation.org.uk/resources
- Mental health interventions for traumatised asylum seekers: what do we know about their efficacy? Slobodin, O., & De Jong, J. (2015). International Journal of social psychiatry, 61, 1, 17 – 26. http://isp.sagepub.com/content/61/1/17.short
- ‘My whole body is sick . . . . my life is not good’. A Rwandan asylum seeker attends a psychiatric clinic. Sommerfield, D. (2005). http://psychrights.org/articles/Summerfieldrwandan.pdf
- Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET). American Psychological Association, APA. (2017). http://www.apa.org/ptsd-guideline/treatments/narrative-exposure-therapy.aspx
- Neglected trauma- asylum seekers in Italy: an analysis of mental health distress and access to healthcare. Médecins Sans Frontières, (2016).
- Post-traumatic stress disorder overview. National Institute for Health & Care Excellence. NICE (2015). https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/CG26
- Prevention Review: Landscape Paper. Metal Health Foundation, (2015).
mental healthcare to immigrants: current challenges and new strategies. Giacco.
D., Matanor, A., & Priebe, S. (2014). Current Opinion Psychiatry, 27, 282 – 288.
- Psychosocial and mental health interventions in areas of mass violence: a community-based approach. Guideline document, second edition, De Jong, K. (2011). Médecins Sans Frontières.
- Psychosocial predictors of treatment outcome for trauma-affected refugees. Sonne, C., Carlsson, J., Bech, P., Vindbjerg, E., Mortensen, E., & Elklit, A. (2016). European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 7:1, 30907. DOI: 10.3402/ejpt.v7.30907. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3402/ejpt.v7.30907
- Refugees’ Mental Health: Research Report. UNHCR (2017). http://psychosocialinnovation.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Refugees_Mental_Health_2017_research_report_flight.pdf
the asylum system and mental healthcare in Ireland. O’Connell, M., Duffy, R.,
& Crumlish, N. (2016). British
Journal of Psychiatry International, 13,2, 35-37.
- Review of Refugee Mental Health Interventions Following Resettlement: Best Practices and Recommendations. Murray, K. E., Davidson, G. R. & Schweitzer, R. D. (2010). American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 80: 576–585. doi:10.1111/j.1939-0025.2010.01062.x http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1939-0025.2010.01062.x/abstract
- Somali depression profile. Perez, C. (2006). www.ethnomed.org/clinical/mental-health/som-depression-profile
- Somali refugee mental health cultural profile. Bentley, J., & Wilson-Owens, C. (2008). www.ethnomed.org/clinical/mental-health/somali-refugee-mental-health-cultural-profile
- The mental health of migrant women. Latif, Z. (2014). Better Health Briefing Paper, 31. Race Equality Foundation. www.raceequalityfoundation.org.uk/resources
- The mental health needs of asylum seekers and refugees – challenges and solutions. Sen, P. (2016). British Journal of Psychiatry International, 13,2, 30-32. http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/pdf/PUBNS_IPv13n2_30.pdf
- The mental health services for detained asylum seekers in Malta. Taylor-East, R., Rossi, A., Caruana, J., & Grech, A. (2016). British Journal of Psychiatry International, 13,2, 32-35. http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/pdf/PUBNS_IPv13n2_32.pdf
- Understanding how asylum seekers and refugees access and experience mental health support in Leeds. Karpuk, D. et al (2012). NHS Leeds, Positive Action for Refugees & Asylum Seekers, PAFRAS, and Touchstone.
- Vulnerable women’s project good practice guide: assisting
refugee and asylum seeking women affected by rape or sexual violence. Keefe,
A., & Hage, E. (2009). Refugee Council.
Vulnerable women’s project good practice guide: assisting refugee and asylum seeking women affected by rape or sexualviolence [PDF]
- Working with Refugees and Asylum Seekers: Practitioners’ perspectives on the use of clinical
supervision in their therapeutic engagement with asylum seekers and refugee
clients. Apostolidou, Z. &
Schweitzer, R. (2017). British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 45, 1, 72-82.
- World Psychiatric Association Guidance on Mental Health and Mental Health Care in Migrants. Bhurga, D., Gupta, S., Bhui, K., Craig, T., Dogra, N., Ingleby, J.D., Kirkbride, J., Moussaout, D., Nazroo, J., Qureshi, A., Stompe, T., & Tribe, R. (2011). World Psychiatry, 10, 1, 2 – 10. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3048516/, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3048516/pdf/wpa010002.pdf
- WHO Europe Policy Brief on Migration & Health: mental health care for refugees. Giacco, D., & Priebe, S. (2015). World Health Organisation/Europe. (www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/293271/Policy-Brief-Migration-Health-Mental-Health-Care-Refugees.pdf?4a=1).
- Working with Immigrant-Origin Clients. An update for mental health professionals. Based on the Report of the APA Presidential Task Force on Immigration. Crossroads: The Psychology of Immigration in the New Century. APA Presidential Task Force on Immigration, (2013).
- Working with people seeking asylum and refugee (WWPSAR): a guide for mental health and social care professionals in Merseyside. Liverpool NHS PCT & Mersey Care NHS Trust, (2012). (www.cph.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Working-with-people-seeking-asylum-refuge.pdf).
- An interim review of interpreting and translating services in health and social care. Rosenberg, J. (2011). Race Equality Foundation. www.raceequalityfoundation.org.uk/resources
- Exploring the three-way
relationship in therapeutic work with interpreters. Tribe, R., & Thompson,
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