Migration and Health Webinar Two: Mental health of refugees and migrants: myths and realities

Essam Daod (Other), Precious Flint (Other), Fahmy Hanna (Other), Marjory-Ann Harper (Other), Guglielmo Schinina (Other)

Research output: Non-textual formWebsite, Blog, Social Media


On 5 September 2017, WHO/Europe will host the second in a series of webinars dedicated to addressing the timely and relevant topic of refugee and migrant health and well-being. The second webinar, entitled “Mental health of refugees and migrants: myths and realities”, will explore the myths surrounding the mental health of people on the move, showcase successful interventions and responses, and critically examine current policy options for addressing this area.

The webinar seeks to embolden audiences to take an active approach to improving the mental health and well-being of migrants and refugees. Recognizing and responding appropriately to the mental health needs of this group can pose many challenges. There are specific stressors associated with migration and resettlement, such as the traumatic journeys that are frequently endured. Differences in language and culture can make it difficult for migrants as well as health practitioners to articulate and properly identify mental health needs, which can sometimes lead to the unnecessary medicalization of normal psychological reactions to abnormal, stressful events
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 5 Sept 2017

Bibliographical note

The webinar series is a collaborative effort under the Migration and Health Knowledge Management (MiHKMa) project, funded by the European Commission; the Ministry of Health, Italy; and the Sicilian Regional Health Authority.


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