In Turmoil - Refugee Women and Mental Health
Screening and expert discussion on mental health & psychosocial support for refugee women, hosted by The Azadi Project

October 10, 2020 8:30 AM    Screening

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On World Mental Health Day 2020 The Azadi Project is hosting a one of its kind event - webinar and film screening - highlighting the importance of mental health and psychosocial support for asylum seekers with a special focus on refugee women.

The film "In Turmoil" is filmed by refugee women of the Moria camp in Lesbos, Greece. The 10-minute film is an honest dialogue by four refugee women, who fearlessly share their vulnerability to shed light on the critical aspect of mental health. Through the process of film-making they share their stories of suffering from PTSD, depression and anxiety, while fleeing for safety and while seeking asylum. For the first time ever, refugee women give us a glimpse into their minds and lives.

The webinar will be an expert-led discussion focusing on the importance of including mental health awareness and access to psychosocial support (PSS) for asylum-seekers in the asylum-seeking policy of countries.

Panel 1: Importance of providing psychosocial support to asylum seekers

Panel 2: Disproportionate impact of mental health illness amongst refugee and migrant women

*speakers to be announced closer to date*

We look forward to celebrating World Mental Health Day 2020 with you!

You can watch the film trailer here:

This webinar screening is hosted by the Azadi Project, thanks to our Diplomat Member Maryam Zar who sits on the Azadi Project Board.