refugees

While around 1 per cent of the world’s entire population is currently displaced, including 22.5 million refugees, our awareness, and care for, their plight seems to fluctuate with the news agenda. History may look back on this period and wonder how it could have been ignored...

Home, available on BBC Three (and on BBC1 on Wednesday 10 May at 11.50pm) offers a powerful and intriguing unusual take on the 'refugee crisis'. It differs from most representations of refugees because...

Against the backdrop of the humanitarian tragedy unfolding in the waters of the Mediterranean and refugee camps around the world, psychologists and other social scientists must ask themselves whether their discipline can offer any answers. For example, why do politicians and...

Against the backdrop of the human tragedies that unfold on a daily basis in the waters of the Mediterranean and refugee camps in Europe and the Middle East, it is reasonable for psychologists and other social scientists to ask...

In the face of increasing numbers of refugees arriving in Europe from places such as Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq, the British Psychological Society’s Crisis...

Refugees and asylum seekers

Robert was forced to flee from East Africa, where he worked as a teacher, after he was accused of belonging to a proscribed political group. He was taken into custody and badly beaten up over a period of eight months. He was...

The politics of working with refugee survivors of torture

The plight of refugee people often results from structural inequalities and gross human rights violations, including genocide, ethnic cleansing, persecution, discrimination and torture, causing...

Working with asylum seekers in a clinical setting

To many mental health professionals, working with asylum seekers may appear to be a specialist area that requires particular expertise. However, our experience tells us that generic psychological skills...

Can community psychology meet the needs of refugees?

While there are many diverse approaches to mental health, services in England are predominantly organised around an individualised, professionally defined model of mental health. For ethnic...