HealthcarePapers 18(2) September 2019 : 24-29.doi:10.12927/hcpap.2019.25924

Promising Practices in Equity and Mental Health: The Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Project

Aamna Ashraf


This commentary explores the Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Project at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health as a promising practice in equity in mental health. The Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Project is a nationally funded project providing free, accredited, evidence-based online training, tools and resources. It is designed to enhance settlement, social and health sector professionals’ knowledge, skills and networks for working with immigrants and refugees. The barriers to services, the social determinants of health and the healthy immigrant effect are referenced as key factors addressed by the project. The commentary discusses key components of the course, such as accessibility, capacity and content. It further discusses some of the innovation and evaluation that are planned as we move forward and explore expansions to the project.  



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