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Meeting the mental health needs of refugees and asylum seekers

  • Panos Vostanis (a1)
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Mental health provision for diverse refugee populations is faced with a number of challenges, and requires the development and evaluation of flexible service models that maximise capacity and utilise existing non-specialist resources. Emerging therapeutic approaches should be applied in real settings, adapted to cultural needs and integrated with the other agencies involved.

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  • EISSN: 1472-1465
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Meeting the mental health needs of refugees and asylum seekers

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