STRENGTHS: Fostering Responsive Mental Health Systems in the Syrian Refugee Crisis
9/20/2016
The consortium, in which Department of Psychology Faculty Member Assist. Prof. Ceren Acartürk took part as partner, is awarded with EU Horizon 2020 grant.

​Project entitled “STRENGTHS: Fostering responsive mental health systems in the Syrian refugee crisis", aims to provide effective community-based health care implementation strategies to scale-up the delivery and uptake of effective mental health interventions in different country contexts. The STRENGTHS project focuses on implementation of a trans-diagnostic mental health intervention related to the current Syrian refugee crisis, since the sudden increase in refugees seeking asylum in Europe and Syria's bordering countries poses a significant challenge to their health systems' responsiveness. 

The consortium, which is coordinated by Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is composed of 15 partners, moreover 3 institutions will be supporting the 60 months project as 3rd party.

Members of Consortium

  • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)
  • Danish Red Cross, Denmark;
  • Freie Universität Berlin, Germany;
  • International Medical Corps, UK;
  • I-Psy Amsterdam, Netherlands;
  • The Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), Netherlands;
  • London School of Economics and Political Science, UK;
  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK;
  • War Child Holland, Netherlands;
  • War Trauma Foundation, Netherlands;
  • Mülteciler ve Sığınmacılar Yardımlaşma ve Dayanışma Derneği, Turkey
  • The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Switzerland;
  • University of New South Wales, Australia
  • University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland;
  • İstanbul Şehir University, Turkey 

Moreover, Noor Al-Hussein Foundation (Jordan), World Health Organization and Ministry of Public Health Lebanon take part as 3rd party.