This journal article published in Canadian Psychology on settlement integrated refugee mental health program. This was a pilot program funded generously by the Lando Foundation at ISSofBC.
Refugees face significant barriers to accessing the public mental health system in Canada. This study investigated the effectiveness of a model of mental health care for refugees in which counselling services were coordinated through a settlement agency and delivered by a multilingual, culturally responsive, multidisciplinary team. The results suggest that the interventions had an important role in reducing symptoms of anxiety, depression, and PTSD, and that participants were highly satisfied with their counselling experience