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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 2nd International Conference on Trauma and Mental Health, upcoming trainings, new publications and updates.


Have you conducted relevant research on mental health and psychosocial support in your National Society/institution 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!
Events and dates
2nd International Conference on Trauma and Mental Health
6 - 8 September 2020, Jerusalem, Israel.
 

The 2020 conference will have a particular focus on mental health interventions for refugees and those living in long term conflict zones. High level international experts in the fields of PTSD from the UK, Europe, US and Australia will present the latest research and strategies for the management and treatment of trauma related mental health. The conference will include two half-day workshops which will provide clinicians and practitioners with training in core, evidenced-based trauma-focused treatments for PTSD to address the varied needs of trauma survivors.
Register here.

Upcoming PS Centre trainings

Psychological First Aid – Training of Trainers
24-27 March 2020, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Deadline for applicants requiring visa is 29 January 2020. For other applicants deadline is 1 March 2020.
Register here.


Using the mhGAP Community Toolkit – Mental Health Action Programm
18-20 May 2020, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Deadline for applicants requiring visa is 30 March 2020. For other applicants deadline is 24 April 2020.
Register here.


Psychological First Aid – Training of Trainers (in French)
8-12 June 2020, Tunis, Tunisie.
Deadline for applicants is 31 March 2020.
Register here.
Job opening: Migration and MHPSS advisor

The IFRC PS Centre is looking for an experienced migration and mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) advisor with strong research and innovation skills to join our international team in Copenhagen.

Read more here!


 
Resarch on MHPSS and learning outcomes 
The MHPSS Collaborative will conduct a cross country evaluation on the impacts of MHPSS programs and creative interventions for a diverse group of children to determine the effects on mental health and psychosocial wellbeing, learning outcomes, retention and other key outcomes that will be determined at the outset of the project. The MHPSS Collaborative is looking for members to serve on the advisory committee and help shape the research questions. 

Please get in touch with Ashley!
Publications and resources
RECOMMENDED ARTICLES & PUBLICATIONS

Kiselev, Nikolai, et al. Structural and socio-cultural barriers to accessing mental healthcare among Syrian refugees and asylum seekers in Switzerland. European Journal of Psychotraumatology 11.1 (2020): 1717825.

Barbui, Corrado, et al. Efficacy of psychosocial interventions for mental health outcomes in low-income and middle-income countries: an umbrella review. The Lancet Psychiatry (2020): 1-11.
 
Fuhr, D. C., et al. Treatment gap and mental health service use among Syrian refugees in Sultanbeyli, Istanbul: a cross-sectional survey. Epidemiology and psychiatric sciences 29 (2020): 1-11.

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). Recommendation Paper on Training and Capacity Development in Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) in Development Cooperation: As Exemplified in the Context of the Crises in Syria and Iraq. (2019): 1-88.

 
Kienzler, Hanna. Mental Health System Reform in Contexts of Humanitarian Emergencies: Toward a Theory of “Practice-Based Evidence”. Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry 43.4 (2019): 636-662.
 

Roberts, Neil P., et al. Early psychological intervention following recent trauma: A systematic review and meta-analysis. European Journal of Psychotraumatology 10.1 (2019): 1695486.
 
Sijbrandij, Marit, et al. The Effect of Psychological First Aid Training on Knowledge and Understanding about Psychosocial Support Principles: A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17.2 (2020): 484.
 
The British Psychological Society. Position Statement: Understanding and preventing military suicide. (2017): 1-10. 
 
Interactive mapping of Red Cross Red Crescent research

RCRC Research Mapping is an interactive mapping lead by the group of Reference Centre and The Red Cross Global Disaster Preparedness Center (GDPC). The map is a collection of current research activities, studies and academic papers that are supported by the members of the Research Consortium.
Find the RCRC Research Mapping here.

New database on Migration: Atlas of Migration

Atlas of Migration is an interactive resource collecting data and indicators on migration and related topics in EU member states and non-EU countries and terroritories. It contains data on migrant flows, labour markets, (non)employment, educational attainment, social inclusion, EU migrants into a Country and Non-EU migrants into a country for the past 6 years.

The tool is produced by the European Commission's Knowledge Centre on Migration and Demography.
Find the Atlas of Migration here.

The research network noticeboard
NEW MEMBERS 
Do you know someone who would like to join the Research Network? Ask them to sign up here or contact the IFRC PS Centre.
Membership is open to individuals engaged in research on MHPSS topics 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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