Refugee women in the UK: factors affecting engagement with mental health services
Eziefula, U. 2011. Refugee women in the UK: factors affecting engagement with mental health services. PhD Thesis Canterbury Christ Church University Department of Applied Psychology
Section A. This paper opens with a broad overview of theoretical and empirical literature on refugee mental health. It highlights a relative weakness in the understandings of post-migration mental health, particularly in the context of female refugees. The paper then focuses on three areas of refugee women's mental health, critically evaluating theoretical and empirical literature: 1) risk factors and prevalence of mental health difficulties 2) coping strategies, 3) mental health service utilisation. Gaps in the extant literature are highlighted and suggestions are made for future research.
|Keywords||Refugee women, Immigrants, Migrants, Women, Mental health, Mental health services, Grounded theory study|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||24 Nov 2011|
|Accepted author manuscript|