Cultural Competence and Training in Mental Health Practice in Europe: Strategies to Implement Competence and Empower Practitioners

Author/s:
Rachid Bennegadi

Year:
2009

Language:
English

Publication Type:
Policy Brief
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Description: 
The achievement of good mental health levels is important for the economic and social welfare of a society. Due to the circumstances surrounding the migration process, migrant populations have been found to disproportionately face mental health problems when compared to host populations. On the other hand, in today’s EU multicultural societies, mental health care approaches are often ineffective, resulting in major disparities especially affecting migrant populations. Mentalhealth is therefore an area where there is margin for improvement in Europeanhealthcare systems.This policy brief contains recommendations to European institutions, EU Member States, and national statekeholders.
Publisher: 
International Organization for Migration