Category Archives: Immigrants

About the Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Project (IRMHP)

[:en] The IRMHP is a training and capacity-building project funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. It provides online training, tools and resources to settlement, social and health service providers across Canada to support their work with newly-arrived immigrants and refugees.   The IRMHP encourages individuals to participate in the project by: 1.       adding your […]

The Migration and Mental Health Database

[:en] Compiled by a scientific committee of international academics in collaboration with the Documentation Center of the Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies / National Center of Competence in Research –The Migration-Mobility Nexus (NCCR) at the University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland), the ‘Migration and Mental Health’ database is a comprehensive collection of academic resources which […]

What’s So Special about Canada? Understanding the Resilience of Immigration and Multiculturalism |

[:en] Canada has in recent decades occupied a privileged place among the world’s top immigrant-receiving countries. Despite weathering many of the same economic and political challenges that have buffeted support for immigration in other countries—from recession to threats of terrorism—Canada has managed to maintain a consistently positive public consensus around its immigration system. While Canada […]

Health considerations in the Syrian refugee resettlement process in Canada

[:en] Abstract Canada has responded to the humanitarian emergency in Syria by committing to welcome 25,000 Syrian refugees by early 2016. This has been a complex undertaking which required coordination between international organizations, such as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and federal government departments, including Immigration, […]

The European Psychiatric Association Guidelines on Cultural Competency – Summary

[:en] The European Psychiatric Association Guidelines on Cultural Competency EPA guidance on cultural competence training. Schouler-Ocak, M., Graef-Calliess, I. T., Tarricone, I., Qureshi, A., Kastrup, M. C., & Bhugra, D. (2015). European Psychiatry, 30(3), 431-440. doi:10.1016/j.eurpsy.2015.01.012   What is Cultural Competency? Cultural Competency as a skillset “that a clinician can employ to understand the cultural values, attitudes […]

Guide for Intercultural Relations in Mental Health | CMHA Montréal

[:en]The Guide for Intercultural Relations in Mental Health is a reference for health and social service workers, whether specialized in mental health or not, providing support and prevention services for immigrants. The Guide provides reflections in issues of intervention in intercultural contexts as well as pointers for understanding difficulties related to migration and distinguishing adaptation problems from psychological […]