Refugee Emergency: DEFining and Implementing Novel Evidence-based psychosocial interventions (RE-DEFINE)
Refugee Emergency: DEFining and Implementing Novel Evidence-based psychosocial interventions (RE-DEFINE).
RE-DEFINE is a scientific research financed by European Commission that aims to test the effectiveness of an innovative psychological intervention for preventing the onset of mental disorders in refugees and asylum seeker with psychological distress resettled in middle-income and high-income countries.
RE-DEFINE aims to test the effectiveness of an innovative psychological intervention for preventing the onset of mental disorders in refugees and asylum seekers with psychological distress resettled in middle-income and high-income countries. RE-DEFINE is particularly relevant for the refugee crisis in Europe and in bordering countries (i.e., Turkey), as the progressive increase in refugees seeking asylum poses a significant challenge to the health systems’ capacity to adequately respond to the health needs of this population. The project focuses on adaptation, testing, and implementation of Self Help Plus (SH+), a novel trans-diagnostic self-help preventive psychosocial intervention specifically developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to respond to humanitarian crises. The intervention will be delivered by non-specialists to groups of up to 30 participants at a time. The cost-effectiveness of SH+ will be tested in two large, multicentre, pragmatic randomised controlled trials. One study will be conducted in Italy, Germany, Finland, Austria, and in two UK sites (high-income countries), and a second study will be conducted in Turkey (middle-income country).
A policy brief on WHO’s Self Help Plus (SH+) intervention and its preventive effects
Around 1 % of the world’s population, or 1 in 97 people, is forcibly displaced. Refugees […]
Invitation to attend the international meeting: “Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Asylum Seekers: The RE-DEFINE Project”
Invitation to attend the international meeting “ADDRESSING THE MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS OF ASYLUM SEEKERS AND REFUGEES: […]
Guided self-help intervention reduces refugees’ psychological distress and improves wellbeing in humanitarian crises
A guided self-help approach that provides strategies for managing distress and coping with adversity is safe, […]
Large SH+ randomized control trials in Europe and Turkey
The REDEFINE project has just completed the recruitment phase of the randomized control trials which will […]
Scalable psychological interventions on the agenda at the MH Summit in Amsterdam
On 7-8 October 2019 the Dutch government hosted the International Conferecne on Mental Health and Psychosocial […]
14 to 16 November, Global Alliance for Chronic Disease Annual Scientific Meeting 2019
Once again Professor Corrado Barbui and Psychologist Marianna Purgato of our team of University of Verona […]
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Professor Corrado Barbui, Università Degli Studi di Verona
Professor Pim Cuijpers, Stichting VU Amsterdam
Professor Zeynep Ceren Acartürk, Istanbul Sehir University
Ken Carswell (WHO), Safina Yusuf (HealthRight International) and Wietse A. Tol (JHSPH)