The Experiences and Views of Service Providers on the Mental Health and Well-Being Services for Syrian Refugees in Coventry and Warwickshire

Eleni Anastasiou, Helen Liebling, Michelle Webster, Fiona MacCallum

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Abstract

Previous literature demonstrated that, even when mental health and psychological support services are available for refugees, there may still be obstacles in accessing services. This is the first known study to explore the experiences of mental-health and well-being services for Syrian refugees in Coventry and Warwickshire, United Kingdom. The research investigates the views and perceptions of service providers on the current mental-health and well-being services provided for this population. Methods: Eight service providers participated in semistructured interviews and focus groups, and the data were analyzed using thematic analysis. Results: Three main themes emerged from an analysis of the data: “positive aspects of service delivery,” “service challenges,” and “recommendations for service improvements and quality.” Conclusion: The findings bring to the fore specific gaps in current provision and interpreting services. Recommendations for proposed improvements in service provision and policy as well as clinical implications are included in this article.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-177
Number of pages13
JournalEuropean Journal of Psychology Open
Volume80
Issue number4
Early online date12 Jan 2022
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 12 Jan 2022

Bibliographical note

The Author(s) Distributed as a Hogrefe OpenMind article underhttps://doi.org/10.1024/2673-8627/a000016 the license CC BY-NC 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0)

Keywords

  • service evaluation
  • mental health provision
  • Syrian refugees

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