PIN, with the support of UNHCR Serbia, organised a panel discussion about mental health and psychological well-being of refugees.
On this occasion, we discussed refugees’ mental health and the importance of ensuring unique standards in the provision of services and coordination mechanisms. Also, we presented PIN’s research results and discussed the two-way relation between mental health care and successful integration of refugees, as well as the importance of multisector collaboration for the improvement of refugees’ mental health.
Speakers at the panel were:
– Dr Periša Simonović, Assistant Director for Health Care Organization, The Institute of Public Health of Serbia “Dr Milan Jovanović Batut“,
– Ivan Živanov, Migration Health Coordinator, WHO,
– Hans Friedrich Schodder, UNHCR Representative in Serbia,
– Milenko Nikić, Ministry of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs,
– Danijela Nedić, Commissariat for Refugees of the Republic of Serbia,
– Tamara Berberović, International Organization for Migration,
– Nikola Kovačević, Belgrade Centre for Human Rights,
– Dr Jovana Bjekić, PIN and Institute for Medical Research,
– Dr Maša Vukčević Marković, PIN’s director.
This event, together with publication on refugees’ mental health is part of the project that PIN implements with the support of UNHCR Serbia. You can read and download publication from this year here.
We wish to thank our colleagues that attended the event in such a great number!