On the occasion of the World Mental Health Day, we organized a round table on the topic of mental health of refugees on the move.
It is a great pleasure that this year, for the sixth year in a row, a large team of associates was with us, who do not give up in the fight to improve the mental health of refugees, as well as that our colleagues from the region joined us this year.
The round table presented the results of research on the mental health of refugees and stressful traumatic experiences in transit, which PIN conducted in cooperation with the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy University of Belgrade, with the support of the Open Society Foundations. You can find more detail research results here. In addition, a study by the Institute for Mental Health aimed at the prevalence of alcohol and psychoactive substance use among young refugees and migrants, conducted within the UNICEF project, co-financed by the European Union Health Program, was presented.
The work of the International Consortium on Refugees’ and Migrants’ Mental Health (CoReMH) was also presented at the round table. The results of the international research conducted by CoReMH, which examined the impact of the transit context on mental health practices and policies, as well as the advocacy initiatives that CoReMH has successfully implemented in the previous period, were discussed.
Thanks to everyone who joined us!
Комесеријат за избеглице и миграције Републике Србије, Ministarstvo za rad, Zapošljavanje, Boračka i Socijalna Pitanja, Ministarstvo Zdravlja, Institut za javno zdravlje Srbije, Jesuit Refugee Service Serbia, Beogradski centar za ljudska prava|BCHR, A11 – Inicijativa za ekonomska i socijalna prava, Save the Children in North West Balkans, IDEAS, Centar za djecu, mlade i obitelj Modus – Društvo za psihološku pomoć, Filozofski fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu, Rehabilitacijski centar za stres i traumu Zagreb, Médecins du Monde – MdM Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina Missions, Indigo, CRPC – Crisis Response and Policy Centre, IRIS network, International Rescue Committee, European External Action Service – EEAS, Centre of Competence on Humanitarian Negotiation – CCHN