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Festival of research on MHPSS, publications and updates
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Red Cross Red Crescent Research Network on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support
Dear all, 

This newsletter gives you information about the upcoming 'festival of research' on mental health and psychosocial support on 5-6 November. 
We have also compiled relevant events, calls for abstracts and a list of new publications for you.

Have you conducted relevant research on mental health and psychosocial support or presented your research at a conference? We would like to hear about your research and share the info with all research network members. Please share your experience or report with us!


Happy reading!
News, events and dates
 
Reminder: Festival of research on mental health and psychosocial support
5-6 November 2019, Copenhagen, Denmark

The 'festival of research' brings together researchers and practitioners involved in MHPSS research and allow them to share their research findings and explore the potential for future research partnerships. 


The deadline for registration has been extended to 15 October 2019. Please note that early registration is recommended for people who require visa to enter Denmark.

We encourage abstract submissions on a wide range of learning and research activities - from operational evaluations to more advanced research. 

Deadline for abstract submission is 5 September 2019 and abstract presenters will be notified shortly after the deadline.

Read more and register here and share the flyer in your network!

Call for participants to a study on trauma exposure and risk behavior
The Trinity Centre for Global Health are conducting a joint study to examine trauma exposure and risk behavior among humanitarian aid workers and are currently looking for participants to complete this anonymous survey: Trauma Exposure among Humanitarian Aid Workers
Our hope is that the results of this study will help better inform international humanitarian organisations about the experiences of humanitarian aid workers, and to suggest ways that risks associated with traumatic exposure could be mitigated. As part of this effort, we are inviting individuals, civil societies, and non-governmental organizations working in humanitarian aid to help circulate the link to the study.
Job opening
Research Fellow (part-time), Global Mental Health at the Trinity Centre for Global Health, Trinity College Dublin.
Find the job description here.
Upcoming events

Culture and International Mental Health Conference

12 September 2019, Waltham Forest Town Hall, London, UK

The central theme of the conference is suicide and self-harm prevention with a focus on suicide prevention in low and middle income countries and ethnic minorities in high income countries and driving change.

Register for the event here.

Peace Sessions Expert (War Child)
20 September, The Hauge, Holland

The priority for this session will be to emphasise the importance of building psychosocial care into children’s emergency assistance. The day will consist of interactive group discussions, keynote addresses and presentations on the topic of acting early with psychosocial support in emergency response.

Read more and register for the event here.

 5th International Conference on Youth Mental Health; United for Global Change
26-28 October 2019
Brisbane, Australia

The Road to Global Mental Health Conference
29 October 2019
London, UK

World Mental Health Congress
5-6 November 2019
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Publications and resources
Climate Change and MHPSS

An area that is gaining increasing attention is climate change and its implications on mental health. We have collected a few relevant articles for you on this topic:

Hayes, K. et al. "Factors Influencing the Mental Health Consequences of Climate Change in Canada", Published: 6 May, 2019

Khafaie, M. A. "Extreme pollution, climate change, and depression", Published: 21 June 2019

Palinkas, L. A. and Wong, M. "Global climate change and mental health", Published: 20 July, 2019

"Mental Health, Climate Change, and Community Development: Strengthening Core Capabilities to Promote Community Resilience", Published: 4 October, 2018

Xue T. et al. "Declines in mental health associated with air pollution and temperature variability in China", Published: 6 August 2019
RECOMMENDED ARTICLES & PUBLICATIONS

Aber, L. J. "Impacts after one year of “Healing Classroom” on children's reading and math skills in DRC: Results from a cluster randomized trial", Published: 14 November 2016.

Barnett, M. L. et al. "Mobilizing Community Health Workers to Address Mental Health Disparities for Underserved Populations: A Systematic Review", Published: 20 July 2017

Boss P. "Families of the missing: Psychosocial effects and therapeutic approaches", Published: 8 November 2018

Hermosilla S. et al. "Child friendly spaces impact across five humanitarian settings: a meta-analysis", Published: 15 May 2019

Horn, R. et al. "The myth of the 1-day training: the effectiveness of psychosocial support capacity-building during the Ebola outbreak in West Africa", Published: 7 May 2019

Levy, E. et al. "Psychological first aid through the ‘SIX Cs model’ − an intervention with migrants on the move", Published: January 2019

Maisha, B. M. "Contextualising therapeutic care for child survivors of sexual violence in situations of war: A reflection on theory, context and practice", Published: 2019 

Potocky, M. and Guskovict K. L. "Project MIRACLE: Increasing empathy among psychosocial support staff working with refugees through brief training in motivational interviewing", Published: 28 June 2019  
 
 Purgato M. et al. "Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of Self-Help Plus (SH+) for preventing mental disorders in refugees and asylum seekers in Europe and Turkey: study protocols for two randomised controlled trials", Published: 14 May 2019

Rizkall, N. and Segal, S. P. "War can harm intimacy: consequences for refugees who escaped Syria", Published: July 2019

Roberts, N. P. et al. "Multiple session early psychological interventions for the prevention of post-traumatic stress disorder", Published: 8 August 2019

Torrente, C. et al. "Impacts After One Year of “Healing Classroom” on Children's Reading and Math Skills in DRC: Results From a Cluster Randomized Trial", Published: September 2016

Veale, A. et al. "Engaging men to promote resilient communities among Syrian refugees in Lebanon", Published: January 2019 

Veronese, G. et al. "Risk and Protective Factors Among Palestinian Women Living in a Context of Prolonged Armed Conflict and Political Oppression", Published: 2 August 2019
The research network noticeboard
RECOMMENDATIONS

New online course: Caring for Children on the Move
From September a six weeks online learning course will train people on how to offer the best possible care, protection and support of unaccompanied children fleeing or migrating across and between countries.The course will be available in Spanish, Arabic, French and English.

Podcast about Mental Health
MOWE Podcast is a Mental health and psychology podcast where podcast-host Danny Whittaker interviews leading psychologists, philosophers, academics and authors for tips and advice on how to improve your mind, your life and your mental health. Listen to the latest episode; A Survivor’s Guide to Bipolar Disorder
New members

Do you know someone who would like to join the Research Network? Ask them to sign up here!
Membership is open to individuals engaged in research on MHPSS topics and associated to the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement and affiliated membership is open to individuals with experience in MHPSS research in humanitarian settings.

The Terms of Reference is available here
RESOURCES
 

Did you know that research network members have compiled the following resources that may be useful for you:
Checklist for partnerships and sample contract
Mapping sources of funding for MHPSS research
Report writing template


The ‘Migration and Mental Health’ database is a comprehensive collection of academic resources which focuses specifically on the topic of migration and mental health.

You can access selected online journals with login information on IFRC's Fednet.
(Please note that the webiste require login).
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