MEDIA ADVISORY — Access to Evidence-Based Mental Health Care for Syrian Refugees

Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2017

 

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Access to Evidence-Based Mental Health Care for Syrian Refugees

The University of Ottawa invites members of the media to join mental health and legal experts for a discussion on mental health service access, delivery, and research for refugees.

WHAT: Free community event to help Syrian refugees access mental health services.

WHERE: Faculty of Social Sciences Building, Room 1004 (University of Ottawa - 120 University Private)

WHEN: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 7 p.m.

RSVP: Members of the media are asked to confirm their attendance by email to sarah.foster@uottawa.ca

Topics:

  • Advice for refugees who are feeling distressed and don’t know where or how to find help.
  • Advice for professionals working with refugees who want more information about what mental health services are available for their clients.
  • Discussion on mental health service access, delivery, and research for refugees.

Speakers:

  • Marta Young, School of Psychology, University of Ottawa
  • Jessica Dere, Department of Psychology, University of Toronto at Scarborough
  • Laila Demirdache, Lawyer, Community Legal Services

uOttawa Expert

Andrea Ashbaugh

School of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences

Tel: 613-562-5800 (4813)

andrea.ashbaugh@uottawa.ca 

Media inquiries:

Sarah Foster
Media Relations Officer
613-762-2908
sarah.foster@uOttawa.ca

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