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Fostering responsive mental health systems in the Syrian refugee crisis

Deliverables

Mid-term report on process of PM+ implementation in Jordan communities (adults)

A mid-term report will be prepared describing the process of implementation of the low intensity PM+ programmes in adult Syrian refugees in refugee settlements in Jordan.

Mid-term report on process of PM+ implementation in Turkey

A mid-term report will be prepared describing the process of implementation of the low intensity PM+ programmes in community settings in Turkey.

Protocols for contact on demand support

On the basis of the evaluations conducted in Germany, Sweden and Egypt, the manuals (WP3) for contact on demand support during ePM+ will be finalized. Future providers and agencies can use these to assist the mental health of adult refugees using Step-by-Step.

Rapid appraisal reports on health system responsiveness (all countries) version 2

A second version of report on rapid appraisal findings on responsiveness of health systems presenting the findings on responsiveness of health systems across all project countries will be prepared.

Report on implementation costing tool

Report and excel model of impact of investment on in the implementation process including actions to address key barriers, make use of key facilitators.

Rapid appraisal reports on health system responsiveness (all countries) version 3

A third version of report on rapid appraisal findings on responsiveness of health systems presenting the findings on responsiveness of health systems across all project countries will be prepared.

Rapid appraisal reports on health system responsiveness (all countries) version 1

A first version of report on rapid appraisal findings on responsiveness of health systems presenting the findings on responsiveness of health systems across all project countries will be prepared.

Mid-term report on process of PM+ implementation in Lebanon (children)

A mid-term report will be prepared describing the process of implementation of the low intensity PM+ programmes in child Syrian refugees in refugee settlements in Lebanon.

Final Communication and Dissemination Plan

Describes strategies and organization communication strategies for global dissemination of the low-intensity PM+ programmes.

Mid-term report on process of PM+ implementation in Switzerland

A mid-term report will be prepared describing the process of implementation of the low intensity PM+ programmes in community settings in Switzerland.

Mid-term report on process of PM+ implementation in the Netherlands

A mid-term report will be prepared describing the process of implementation of the low intensity PM+ programmes in community settings in the Netherlands.

Mid-term report on process and outcomes of Step-by-Step implementation in Germany, Sweden, Egypt

A mid-term report will be prepared describing the process and outcomes of implementation of Step-by-Step in the three implementation countries.

STRENTGHS website

The STRENGTHS website will describe the vision of the project, present the STRENGTHS Consortium, as well as the structure and the roles of the partners, and a specific section targeted to end-users (refugees).

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Publications

Early Adolescent Skills for Emotions (EASE) intervention for the treatment of psychological distress in adolescents: study protocol for randomised controlled trials in Lebanon and Jordan

Author(s): Felicity L. Brown, Frederik Steen, Karine Taha, May Aoun, Richard A. Bryant, Mark J. D. Jordans, Aiysha Malik, Mark van Ommeren, Adnan Abualhaija, Ibrahim Said Aqel, Maha Ghatasheh, Rand Habashneh, Marit Sijbrandij, Rabih El Chammay, Sarah Watts, Aemal Akhtar
Published in: Trials, Issue 20/1, 2019, ISSN 1745-6215
DOI: 10.1186/s13063-019-3654-3

Planning the scale up of brief psychological interventions using theory of change

Author(s): Daniela C. Fuhr, Ceren Acarturk, Marit Sijbrandij, Felicity L. Brown, Mark J. D. Jordans, Aniek Woodward, Michael McGrath, Egbert Sondorp, Peter Ventevogel, Zeynep Ikkursun, Rabih El Chammay, Pim Cuijpers, Bayard Roberts
Published in: BMC Health Services Research, Issue 20/1, 2020, ISSN 1472-6963
DOI: 10.1186/s12913-020-05677-6

Protocol for a randomized controlled trial: peer-to-peer Group Problem Management Plus (PM+) for adult Syrian refugees in Turkey

Author(s): Ersin Uygun, Zeynep Ilkkursun, Marit Sijbrandij, A. Tamer Aker, Richard Bryant, Pim Cuijpers, Daniela C. Fuhr, Anne M. de Graaff, Joop de Jong, David McDaid, Naser Morina, A-La Park, Bayard Roberts, Peter Ventevogel, Taylan Yurtbakan, Ceren Acarturk
Published in: Trials, Issue 21/1, 2020, ISSN 1745-6215
DOI: 10.1186/s13063-020-4166-x

The Cultural and Contextual Adaptation Process of an Intervention to Reduce Psychological Distress in Young Adolescents Living in Lebanon

Author(s): Felicity L. Brown, May Aoun, Karine Taha, Frederik Steen, Pernille Hansen, Martha Bird, Katie S. Dawson, Sarah Watts, Rabih el Chammay, Marit Sijbrandij, Aiysha Malik, Mark J. D. Jordans
Published in: Frontiers in Psychiatry, Issue 11, 2020, ISSN 1664-0640
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyt.2020.00212

Group problem management plus (gPM+) in the treatment of common mental disorders in Syrian refugees in a Jordanian camp: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Author(s): Aemal Akhtar, Luana Giardinelli, Ahmad Bawaneh, Manar Awwad, Hadeel Naser, Claire Whitney, Mark J. D. Jordans, Marit Sijbrandij, Richard A. Bryant
Published in: BMC Public Health, Issue 20/1, 2020, ISSN 1471-2458
DOI: 10.1186/s12889-020-08463-5

A System Innovation Perspective on the Potential for Scaling Up New Psychological Interventions for Refugees

Author(s): Aniek Woodward, Marjolein A Dieleman, Egbert Sondorp, Bayard Roberts, Daniela C Fuhr, Peter Ventevogel, Marit Sijbrandij, Jacqueline E.W Broerse, On behalf of the STRENGTHS consortium
Published in: Intervention, Issue 19(1), 2021, Page(s) 26-36, ISSN 1872-1001
DOI: 10.4103/intv.intv_29_20

Feasibility trial of a scalable transdiagnostic group psychological intervention for Syrians residing in a refugee camp

Author(s): Aemal Akhtar, Luana Giardinelli, Ahmad Bawaneh, Manar Awwad, Hadeel Al-Hayek, Claire Whitney, Mark J. D. Jordans, Marit Sijbrandij, Pim Cuijpers, Katie Dawson, Richard Bryant
Published in: European Journal of Psychotraumatology, Issue 12/1, 2021, Page(s) 1932295, ISSN 2000-8198
DOI: 10.1080/20008198.2021.1932295

Problems faced by Syrian refugees and asylum seekers in Switzerland

Author(s): Nikolai Kiselev, Monique Pfaltz, Matthis Schick, Martha Bird, Hansen Pernille, Marit Sijbrandij, Anne M. de Graaff, Ulrich Schnyder, Naser Morina
Published in: Swiss Medical Weekly, Issue 150:w20381, 2020, ISSN 1424-3997
DOI: 10.4414/smw.2020.20381

Peer-provided Problem Management Plus (PM+) for adult Syrian refugees: a pilot randomised controlled trial on effectiveness and cost-effectiveness

Author(s): A. M. de Graaff, P. Cuijpers, D. McDaid, A. Park, A. Woodward, R. A. Bryant, D. C. Fuhr, B. Kieft, E. Minkenberg, M. Sijbrandij
Published in: Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences, Issue 29, 2020, ISSN 2045-7960
DOI: 10.1017/s2045796020000724

Somatic distress among Syrian refugees in Istanbul, Turkey: A cross-sectional study

Author(s): M. McGrath, C. Acarturk, B. Roberts, Z. Ilkkursun, E. Sondorp, M. Sijbrandij, P. Cuijpers, P. Ventevogel, M. McKee, D.C. Fuhr
Published in: Journal of Psychosomatic Research, Issue 132, 2020, Page(s) 109993, ISSN 0022-3999
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2020.109993

Improving access to evidence‐based interventions for young adolescents: Early Adolescent Skills for Emotions (EASE)

Author(s): Katie S. Dawson, Sarah Watts, Kenneth Carswell, Melissa Harper Shehadeh, Mark J.D. Jordans, Richard A. Bryant, Kenneth E. Miller, Aiysha Malik, Felicity L. Brown, Chiara Servili, Mark van Ommeren
Published in: World Psychiatry, Issue 18/1, 2019, Page(s) 105-107, ISSN 1723-8617
DOI: 10.1002/wps.20594

Problems after flight: understanding and comparing Syrians’ perspectives in the Middle East and Europe

Author(s): Andrea Drescher, Nikolai Kiselev, Aemal Akhtar, Ceren Acarturk, Richard A. Bryant, Zeynep Ilkkursun, Roland von Känel, Kenneth E. Miller, Monique C. Pfaltz, Matthis Schick, Ulrich Schnyder, Marit Sijbrandij, Julia Spaaij, Naser Morina
Published in: BMC Public Health, Issue 21/1, 2021, ISSN 1471-2458
DOI: 10.1186/s12889-021-10498-1

Treatment gap and mental health service use among Syrian refugees in Sultanbeyli, Istanbul: a cross-sectional survey

Author(s): D. C. Fuhr, C. Acarturk, M. McGrath, Z. Ilkkursun, E. Sondorp, M. Sijbrandij, P. Ventevogel, P. Cuijpers, M. McKee, B. Roberts
Published in: Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences, Issue 29, 2020, ISSN 2045-7960
DOI: 10.1017/s2045796019000660

Pathways towards scaling up Problem Management Plus in Turkey: a theory of change workshop

Author(s): Daniela C. Fuhr, Ceren Acarturk, Ersin Uygun, Michael McGrath, Zeynep Ilkkursun, Sadaf Kaykha, Egbert Sondorp, Marit Sijbrandij, Peter Ventevogel, Pim Cuijpers, Bayard Roberts
Published in: Conflict and Health, Issue 14/1, 2020, ISSN 1752-1505
DOI: 10.1186/s13031-020-00278-w

Cultural Adaptation of a Low-Intensity Group Psychological Intervention for Syrian Refugees

Author(s): Aemal Akhtar, Michelle H Engels, Ahmad Bawaneh, Martha Bird, Richard Bryant, Pim Cuijpers, Pernille Hansen, Hadeel Al-Hayek, Zeynep Ilkkursun, Gulsah Kurt, Marit Sijbrandij, James Underhill, Ceren Acarturk
Published in: Intervention, Issue 19(1), 2021, Page(s) 48-57, ISSN 1872-1001
DOI: 10.4103/intv.intv_38_20

User-Centered App Adaptation of a Low-Intensity E-Mental Health Intervention for Syrian Refugees

Author(s): Sebastian Burchert, Mohammed Salem Alkneme, Martha Bird, Kenneth Carswell, Pim Cuijpers, Pernille Hansen, Eva Heim, Melissa Harper Shehadeh, Marit Sijbrandij, Edith van't Hof, Christine Knaevelsrud
Published in: Frontiers in Psychiatry, Issue 9, 2019, ISSN 1664-0640
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyt.2018.00663

Strengthening mental health care systems for Syrian refugees in Europe and the Middle East: integrating scalable psychological interventions in eight countries

Author(s): Marit Sijbrandij, Ceren Acarturk, Martha Bird, Richard A Bryant, Sebastian Burchert, Kenneth Carswell, Joop de Jong, Cecilie Dinesen, Katie S. Dawson, Rabih El Chammay, Linde van Ittersum, Mark Jordans, Christine Knaevelsrud, David McDaid, Kenneth Miller, Naser Morina, A-La Park, Bayard Roberts, Yvette van Son, Egbert Sondorp, Monique C. Pfaltz, Leontien Ruttenberg, Matthis Schick, Ulrich Schnyder
Published in: European Journal of Psychotraumatology, Issue 8/sup2, 2017, Page(s) 1388102, ISSN 2000-8198
DOI: 10.1080/20008198.2017.1388102

Understanding and comparison of self-reported problems of Syrian refugees in three countries

Author(s): N Morina, A Drescher, A Akhtar, J Spaaij, N Kiselev
Published in: European Journal of Public Health, Issue 30/Supplement_5, 2020, ISSN 1101-1262
DOI: 10.1093/eurpub/ckaa165.624

Effectiveness of a peer-refugee delivered psychological intervention to reduce psychological distress among adult Syrian refugees in the Netherlands: study protocol

Author(s): Anne M. de Graaff, Pim Cuijpers, Ceren Acarturk, Richard Bryant, Sebastian Burchert, Daniela C. Fuhr, Anja C. Huizink, Joop de Jong, Barbara Kieft, Christine Knaevelsrud, David McDaid, Naser Morina, A-La Park, Jana Uppendahl, Peter Ventevogel, Claire Whitney, Nana Wiedemann, Aniek Woodward, Marit Sijbrandij
Published in: European Journal of Psychotraumatology, Issue 11/1, 2020, Page(s) 1694347, ISSN 2000-8198
DOI: 10.1080/20008198.2019.1694347

Post-traumatic growth and its predictors among Syrian refugees in Istanbul: A mental health population survey

Author(s): Karen Wen, Michael McGrath, Ceren Acarturk, Zeynep Ilkkursun, Daniela C. Fuhr, Egbert Sondorp, Pim Cuijpers, Marit Sijbrandij, Bayard Roberts
Published in: Journal of Migration and Health, Issue 1-2, 2020, Page(s) 100010, ISSN 2666-6235
DOI: 10.1016/j.jmh.2020.100010

Structural and socio-cultural barriers to accessing mental healthcare among Syrian refugees and asylum seekers in Switzerland

Author(s): Nikolai Kiselev, Monique Pfaltz, Florence Haas, Matthis Schick, Marie Kappen, Marit Sijbrandij, Anne M. De Graaff, Martha Bird, Pernille Hansen, Peter Ventevogel, Daniela C Fuhr, Ulrich Schnyder, Naser Morina
Published in: European Journal of Psychotraumatology, Issue 11/1, 2020, Page(s) 1717825, ISSN 2000-8198
DOI: 10.1080/20008198.2020.1717825

Barriers to access to outpatient mental health care for refugees and asylum seekers in Switzerland: the therapist’s view

Author(s): Nikolai Kiselev, Naser Morina, Matthis Schick, Birgit Watzke, Ulrich Schnyder, Monique C. Pfaltz
Published in: BMC Psychiatry, Issue 20/1, 2020, ISSN 1471-244X
DOI: 10.​1186/​s12888-020-02783-x

Prevalence and predictors of common mental disorders among Syrian refugees in Istanbul, Turkey: a cross-sectional study

Author(s): Ceren Acarturk, Michael McGrath, Bayard Roberts, Zeynep Ilkkursun, Pim Cuijpers, Marit Sijbrandij, Egbert Sondorp, Peter Ventevogel, Martin McKee, Daniela C. Fuhr
Published in: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, Issue 56/3, 2021, Page(s) 475-484, ISSN 0933-7954
DOI: 10.1007/s00127-020-01941-6

Health System Responsiveness to the Mental Health Needs of Forcibly Displaced Persons

Author(s): Daniela C. Fuhr, Bayard Roberts, Aniek Woodward, Egbert Sondorp, Marit Sijbrandij, Anne de Graaff, Dina Balabanova
Published in: Health Policy and Systems Responses to Forced Migration, 2020, Page(s) 213-234
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-33812-1_12