Alison Strang joined the group Integrating Refugees in Scotland's Communities 1 week, 1 day ago
Alison Strang joined the group Refugee re-settlment 2 months ago
Alison Strang uploaded resource “ Integration or Isolation? Refugee social connections and mental health” in Refugee integration and settlement processes 4 months, 2 weeks ago
This is the slide presentation accompanying the webinar on research on social connections and mental health amongst refugees in Glasgow. Presented through MHPSS.net on 13th November 2014
Alison Strang added resource “ Integration or Isolation? Refugee social connections and mental health” to Asylum Seekers and Refugees 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Alison Strang replied to the topic Webinar 3: Social Isolation or Integration ? in the forum Refugee integration and settlement processes 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Wow! So many great questions – where to start….?
1) How significant has cultural perspectives on ‘mental health’ been on participants’ responses? Did you see a difference between different groups in this respect? Were some participants more receptive to the idea of being able to benefit from mental health support?
This is a very interesting…[Read more]
One issue that I did note was that we misunderstood the question about ‘language skills’ social connections. Apparently the question was meant to be about ‘skills other than language’ and social connection. My response to that would be that, yes, other skills have a big impact too! I will list a few thoughts (don’t quote me as being comprehensive…[Read more]
Many thanks for such a lot of great questions through the webinar. I’m sorry that we could only answer a few during the webinar itself, as there were so many important questions and issues raised. I believe that Maleeka is going to post up the rest here. Please do add other comments too.
Alison Strang replied to the topic Webinar 2: Holistic Refugee Integration Service – Lessons learned”: in the forum Refugee integration and settlement processes 5 months, 1 week ago
Thanks for a great webinar Joe and Elodie of the Scottish Refugee Council!
Here are some more questions that we didn’t have time to ask you during the live event – do you or anyone have comments or answers?
1. What are the main cultural challenges faced by the refugees on arrival?
2. What are the main trauma and psychosocial concerns that face…[Read more]
Alison Strang replied to the topic Webinar 1 Discussion forum on politics of mhpps in humanitarian settings in the forum Assessment, Monitoring, Evaluation and Research 5 months, 3 weeks ago
How can we get more practitioners to share their thoughts in published manner – how can we better link the academic to the practitioner?
What, if anything, can social science research in general, and specifically discourses of ‘therapeutic governance,’ contribute to the many practical challenges facing MHPSS programs in humanitarian settings?
In your paper, you make little mention of the use of psychotropic medicines in emergency health kits. Can MHPSS programs coexist with psychotropic drugs such as anti-depressants and anti-psychotics or are they competing approaches to responding to suffering?
Alison Strang is reading resource “ INGOs in the Mirror: Critical Reflections of Practitioners Implementing Psychosocial Support Programs – RESEARCH POLICY BRIEF” from group Child Protection in Emergencies (CPiE) 9 months ago
Research Policy Brief which summarizes the key findings and their implications.
Abstract for accompanying qualitative study:
The purpose of this qualitative research is to learn from the professional wisdom of practitioners involved…
Alison Strang is reading resource “ 4W mapping in Dadaab” from group Kenya Refugee MHPSS 9 months, 2 weeks ago
Mapping of MHPSS resources in Dadaab
Alison Strang joined the group Philippines 2013 Typhoon Response 1 year, 4 months ago
Alison Strang joined the group Philippines Emergency country profile 2013 1 year, 4 months ago
Alison Strang uploaded the file: Refugee Integration. Capacity and Evaluation in Europe to Asylum Seekers and Refugees 1 year, 5 months ago
The aim of this study was to review trends in the development of policy areas relevant to integration, to highlight already-used measurable integration indicators and the methods of evaluating integration, and to highlight factors that influence integration outcomes for refugees. Four project countries took part in the research: France, Sweden,…[Read more]
Alison Strang posted an update in the group Asylum Seekers and Refugees 1 year, 5 months ago
Hi everyone! I’m delighted to see all this action in this group – there is so much material we could share here and so many discussions we could have. I look forward to learning lots!
Alison Strang joined the group Urban setting MHPSS 1 year, 5 months ago
Alison Strang joined the group Refugee integration and settlement processes 1 year, 5 months ago
Alison Strang joined the group Asylum Seekers and Refugees 1 year, 5 months ago
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