Breaking the cycle of violence and poor mental health for migrants

Breaking the damaging cycle of gender-based violence and poor mental health amongst migrants is the focus of a major new international study and global health research group led by the University of Essex.

The £2.56 million project will be studying the link between these two global health challenges which, although widely acknowledged, is poorly understood. Current interventions generally focus on either gender-based violence or poor mental health amongst migrants – ignoring the vicious cycle where one leads to, and escalates, the other.

The four-year GEMMS research group will bring together global experts in mental health, migration and gender-based violence to improve the knowledge around this subject which will feed into co-designing new training and public health solutions that will tackle these issues head-on and improve migrants’ wellbeing……read more