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Mental health of refugees in inner-London

  • D. Murphy, D. Ndegwa, A. Kanani (a1), C. Rojas-Jaimes (a2) and A. Webster (a3)...
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What follows is an attempt to describe the provision of mental health care for refugees (including asylum seekers). Our views are based on our work with refugees in inner-London and on consultation with service providers.

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Mental health of refugees in inner-London

  • D. Murphy, D. Ndegwa, A. Kanani (a1), C. Rojas-Jaimes (a2) and A. Webster (a3)...
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