Module 5 – part 1 – 1 Welcome

Welcome to module 5 on mental health and psychosocial support of the online-course for primary health care providers who are involved in health care for refugees/asylum seekers and other newly arrived immigrants. This module is relevant in all three domains of contact with the primary health care system of a related country: meeting the refugees and other migrants after registration, first contact with the primary health care team at the health care unit, as well as health education and promotion. The module shall help the multidisciplinary team working in the respective settings in the following way:

  • To reinforce knowledge on the mental health issues of refugees
  • To inform about how to approach refugees in need of mental health care
  • To offer information on (the prevention of) burn-out/secondary trauma