Careif Position Statement on Migration and Mental Health
Persaud, A., Tribe, R., Bhugra, D., Bhui, K., Rathod, S. and Willis, J. 2019. Careif Position Statement on Migration and Mental Health. World Cultural Psychiatry Research Review. 14 (1-2), pp. 47-53.
|Authors||Persaud, A., Tribe, R., Bhugra, D., Bhui, K., Rathod, S. and Willis, J.|
People have moved from one place to another within the same country or across national borders for millennia. The reasons for such movements have varied, as does the duration for which people migrate. With globalisation and global connections across countries, migration has increased. The process of migration and its impact on the mental health of individuals has been and will remain heterogeneous. The responses of migrants to the process vary, depending upon a number of factors. Individuals may migrate individually, with their families or in groups. They may move to avoid political or religious persecution and seek political asylum in another country (forced migration) or migrate for personal, employment, economic or educational reasons (voluntary migration). Although these two categorisations are often a little more complex than this. Not all migrants will feel negatively affected by migration. People may migrate on a seasonal, recurrent, permanent or temporary basis. It may be within or across generations. Many migrants will never access mental health services, whilst others may use these in varying ways and with diverse requirements or presentations. The experiences and requirements of voluntary and involuntary migrants may differ. Mental health Services may need to ensure that they are accessible and appropriate to all members of society including those who have migrated. This paper makes some suggestions in relation to this.
|Journal||World Cultural Psychiatry Research Review|
|Journal citation||14 (1-2), pp. 47-53|
|Publisher||World Association of Cultural Psychiatry|
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|Web address (URL)||https://usercontent.one/wp/www.worldculturalpsychiatry.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/8.-Careif-Position-statement-on-Migration-and-Mental-Health.pdf|
|Online||01 Jan 2020|
|Publication process dates|
|Accepted||26 Mar 2018|
|Deposited||13 Jan 2020|
|Copyright holder||© 2019 WACP|
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