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Refugee Emergency: DEFining and Implementing Novel Evidence-based psychosocial interventions

Objective

RE-DEFINE aims to implement effective psychological interventions 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 studies. One study will be conducted in Italy, Germany, Finland, Austria, and the UK (high-income countries), and a second study will be conducted in Turkey (middle-income country). The dissemination plan will include structured activities such as an Individual Participant Data (IPD) meta-analysis of all randomised data available on SH+, in order to identify specific predictors of intervention’s effects that will facilitate its uptake and long-term implementation in European and non-European countries.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/social problems/migration
  • /social sciences/psychology/psychotherapy

Call for proposal

H2020-SC1-2017-Single-Stage-RTD
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI VERONA
Address
Via Dell Artigliere 8
37129 Verona
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 515 765

Participants (9)

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 399 453,75
Address
Avenue Appia 20
1211 Geneve
Activity type
Research Organisations
STICHTING VU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 87 381,25
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 296 285
Address
Spitalgasse 23
1090 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ISTANBUL SEHIR UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 406 225,50
Address
Orhantepe Mahallesi, Turgut Ozal Bulvari 21
34865 Dragos Kartal Istanbul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET ULM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 289 500
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 16
89081 Ulm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DANSK RODE KORS (DANISH RED CROSS)
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 103 178,75
Address
Blegdamsvej 27
2100 Copenhagen
Activity type
Other
TURUN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 204 187,50
Address
Yliopistonmaki
20014 Turku
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 293 181,25
Address
Brownlow Hill 765 Foundation Building
L69 7ZX Liverpool
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF YORK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 320 368,75
Address
Heslington
YO10 5DD York North Yorkshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments