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Kozłowska, Sallah, Galasiński (2008), Migration, Stress and Mental Health: An Exploratory Study of Post-accession Polish Immigrants to the United Kingdom This study addresses a gap in the literature on mental health of post-accession Polish migrants to the United Kingdom. It was designed in response to an influx of migration from the ‘new’ to ‘old’ European countries and the first reports indicating distress among these migrants (Healthcare Commission, 2005 and 2006). This report presents prevalence of mental distress among these migrants and the pressure points threatening their mental well-being. Read More Visit site Free EU UK Research Report
Levecque and Van Rossem (2014) Depression in Europe: Does migrant integration have mental health payoffs? A cross-national comparison of 20 European countries In this comparative study of twenty European countries Levecque and Van Rossem (2014) look at how migrant mental health may potentially be affected by integration policies, and therefore of relevance to any host country. The UK is included in the study, though Scotland is not discussed separately. The study focuses on depression, analysing data at both national and individual levels and takes recognised barriers to integration (i.e. economic, employment, education, status, discrimination and state integration policies) into account. The study finds that first generation migrants (both EU and non-EU migrants) experience depression at proportionately higher rates than native populations. A higher incidence is however experienced by those born outside Europe. This pattern also appears following analysis of data for second-generation migrants. The authors find that barriers to socio-economic integration and discriminatory processes are more significant for these findings than a migrant’s specific ethnic minority background. Read More Visit site £ UK Journal article
Quinn et al. (2011) An evaluation of the Sanctuary Community Conversation programme to address mental health stigma with asylum seekers and refugees in Glasgow This report by Quinn et al (2011) evaluates the community conversations project which was set up to engage with Glasgow’s asylum seeker and refugee communities to improve understanding of mental health, increase help seeking, promote recovery and address the stigma associated with mental illness. The report presents the key findings from the project, and a discussion of the implications and recommendations which emanate from the analysis. This report reflects the increased numbers of asylum seekers and refugees in Scotland and will be of value to a wide range of parties interested in addressing the mental health needs of this vulnerable group. See also a study by Knifton (2012) which explores the beliefs, stigma and the effectiveness of national mental health campaigns for Scotland’s Pakistani, Indian and Chinese communities, and Levecque and Van Rossem (2014) which looks at how migrant mental health may potentially be affected by integration policies. Read More Visit site Free Asylum seeker, Refugee Glasgow City Public sector
Strang and Quinn (2014) Integration or isolation?: Mapping social connections and well-being amongst refugees in Glasgow Strang and Quinn (2014) explore the social networks and connections of Iranian and Afghan refugee men in Glasgow in relation to understandings of mental health and well-being. Using workshops, presentations, discussion and individual and group tasks along with input from a mental health professional, Strang and Quinn (2014) draw out and map this hard to reach group's range of social bonds, bridges and the links that they utilise alongside their indicated levels of reciprocal relationships and trust. A number of recommendations emerge from the research, notably a need to address the uncertainty of asylum claims along with issues of family reunion, poverty and support for asylum seekers and refugees to enable the development of reciprocal friendships. The research gives a voice to Iranian and Afghan refugees in Scotland, allowing them to openly express their experiences, and ultimately contributes to a better understanding of their circumstances and those of other refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland. Read More Visit site Free Asylum seeker, Refugee Glasgow City Public sector