UCL Grand Challenges


Meeting the mental health needs of Syrian refugees with trauma-related distress

This project is a collaboration between doctoral students in Clinical Psychology and the Institute of Global Health.

Doctoral Students' Small Grant Grand Challenge of Global Health

1 August 2017

This project is a colaboration between Ms Aseel Hamid, a doctoral student in Clinical Psychology and Dr Miriam Orcutt a PhD student and the coordinator of UCL Lancet Commission on Migration and Health

Their project will bring together psychological and global health perspectives in the analysis and dissemination components of an initiative that has trained displaced Syrians in trauma therapy. Awardees Hamid and Orcutt will evaluate how well this initiative fits with widely endorsed global health principles of training community workers in evidence based therapies aimed at ensuring accessibility and sustainability of mental health provision.