Migration and Health Webinar One: True stories – effective advocacy for health and migration
Tuesday, 8 August 2017The first webinar, entitled “True stories: effective advocacy for health and migration”, will focus on the importance of responsible, meaningful and compelling communications efforts to evoke positive change for migrants, refugees and host communities.The webinar seeks to embolden audiences to take an active approach to advance the way current culture addresses and discusses the migration situation, and improve the dynamic references to ensure minimal sensationalism, while maintaining accurate and compelling portrayals.PanellistsMarie Louise Norredam, Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen, DenmarkDomenico Sergi, Curator and Community Engagement Coordinator, Horniman Museum and Gardens, United KingdomMahboobah Rajabi, Digital Artist, Community Arts North West, United KingdomThe 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.
Migration and Health Webinar Two: Mental health of refugees and migrants: myths and realities
Tuesday, 5 September 2017The 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.Panelists:Essam Daod, Child Psychiatrist, Co-Founder and Mental Health Director, Humanity CrewPrecious Flint, Cultural Mediator, Médecins Sans FrontièresFahmy Hanna, Technical Officer, World Health OrganizationMarjory Harper, Professor of History, University of AberdeenGuglielmo Schinina, Head of Global Mental Health, Psychosocial Response and Intercultural Communication, International Organization for MigrationThe 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.
Migration and Health Webinar Three: Public health aspects of mental health among refugees and migrants
Monday, 16 October 2017As the number of refugees and migrants increases, unanswered questions and misconceptions about their mental health as well as concerns about appropriate strategies to address these remain.The webinar, aimed at health care professionals and service providers, researchers and policy makers will explore the principles of good practice on mental health of refugees and migrants, promoting social integration and overcoming barriers to accessing and utilizing care.Lecture byStefan Priebe, Professor of Social and Community Psychiatry, Queen Mary University of LondonModeration byGuglielmo Schinina, Head of Global Mental Health, International Organization for MigrationThe webinar is part of Migration and Health Knowledge Management Project which aims to facilitate the development and uptake of knowledge and good practices to migrant and refugee health. The project is carried out with the financial assistance of the European Commission.