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Manual on implementing psychological interventions

Manual on implementing psychological interventions

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently published a comprehensive manual on implementing psychological interventions. This newly-released resource provides managers and service providers with practical guidance on how to integrate evidence-based psychological...

World Health Day: my health, my right

World Health Day: my health, my right

The theme of this year’s World Health Day is simple yet vital: ‘my health, my right’. It was selected in order to champion the right of everyone, everywhere to have access to quality health services, education, and information, as well as safe drinking water, clean...

Ethnic inequalities in mental health care

Ethnic inequalities in mental health care

In an experimental study, the association between General Practitioners’ individual, interpersonal, and organisational factors and the differences between medical decisions affecting a depressed patient with or without a migration background was assessed. Using one of...

Training materials: work in progress

Training materials: work in progress

Work started on the preparation of the EUMiCare project's training materials. Having defined the main topics to be covered, thanks also to research work and discussions with experts from different countries on the main needs in the field of migrants' and refugees'...

Communication needs and barriers

Communication needs and barriers

A recent literature review analysed the communication needs and barriers that migrants and refugees, their carers and also social care professionals experienced. The results of the review indicate that all of them experience difficulties when seeking or providing...

Mental health and psychosocial needs

Mental health and psychosocial needs

The IFRC Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support published their MHPSS Framework, a layered system that caters to the diverse needs of various refugee and migrant groups. This Framework assesses, refers, and advocates for the entire range of mental health and...

Mental health and psychosocial support in humanitarian settings

Mental health and psychosocial support in humanitarian settings

The Inter-Agency Standing Committee recently published a report on the research agenda for mental health and psychosocial support in humanitarian settings for 2021-2030. It outlines the gaps between MHPSS research and practice, and how they can be addressed in future...

A humanitarian emergency

A humanitarian emergency

The IOM - UN Migration has warned of a heightened humanitarian situation in the European Union, as the entry of irregular migrants increased 48% in 2023 compared to 2022 and is the highest figure since 2015. It is well documented that migrants enter Europe via...

International Migrants Day

International Migrants Day

Today is the International Migrants Day and we would like to remind you that the EU-MiCare partners are working to improve the quality of life of migrants and refugees. Specifically, we are in the development phase of the course on mental health of migrants and...

Migration and human rights

Migration and human rights

On the occasion of Human Rights Day (10 December) and from EU-MiCare project we would like to raise awareness of the need to address the mental health problems faced by migrants and refugees. Health care is a human right that sometimes these people do not have access...

A training program addressing needs of migrants and refugees

A training program addressing needs of migrants and refugees

A very experienced psychologist, who participated in our Focus Group in Germany, reported the following: “In my experience the normal health system is quite diagnosis-oriented. Diagnosis is made quickly, pills are prescribed quickly, a good advice is also given...

Focus groups for developing training programs

Focus groups for developing training programs

What are the experiences and needs of those working with refugees and migrants? What do professionals for mental health, social workers, and cultural mediators expect from training on mental health issues and migration? How can we build an offer addressing their real...

Health professionals attitude and mental health care for migrants

Health professionals attitude and mental health care for migrants

Which is the attitude of health professionals toward mental health care for migrants and refugees in Europe? A qualitative systematic review attempted to answer this question.and The analysis of 23 studies showed that “Despite the variation in healthcare professions,...

Mental health needs of migrants, asylum seekers, and refugees

Mental health needs of migrants, asylum seekers, and refugees

A qualitative descriptive study conducted in Italy assessed the health needs of migrants, asylum seekers, and refugees (ASRs) from their perspective, by holding focus groups with them. A number of bio-psycho-social health needs emerged. As far as mental health,...

World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day

"Refugees deserve support and solidarity, not closed borders and pushbacks". That’s a reminder from UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday’s #WorldRefugeeDay, regarding the international community’s duty to assist and protect refugees. More information can...

Ukrainian refugee mothers and mental health

Ukrainian refugee mothers and mental health

More than 60% of Ukrainian refugee mothers in Poland are experiencing high or severe levels of #distress, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said, highlighting the psychological impact of the war in their homeland. More information can be found here: Survey reveals war’s...