Mental Health of Government Assisted Refugees (GARs)

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Access Alliance Multicultural Community Health Centre (AAMCHC) in collaboration with Dr. Carles Muntaner, Psychiatry and addiction Nursing Research Cahir at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, is intitiating a new research intitiative focuse on exploring mental helath issues for Government Assisted Refugees (GARs).

The preliminary research will involve compiling a literature review on refugee mental health and conducting focus groups and key informant interviews to explore mental health issues related to both pre-migration as well as post-migration experiences for GARs. Mental health of women and youth will be particularly highlighted in this research.