Mental health promotion and mental health care in refugees and migrants: policy brief (2018)



For all refugees and migrants, the process of migration can be complex and stressful as it involves leaving the home country and adapting to a different environment, culture and life situation. Moreover, refugees and migrants can be exposed to stressful events before departure, during transit and after arrival, and they may struggle to fully integrate in the social context of the host countries. All can lead to mental health disorders, although prevalence is highly variable across studies and population groups.