QMU celebrates launch of journal special issue on response to mental health of Rohingya refugees

By Press Office

A special issue of the journal documenting the response to the mental health and psychosocial wellbeing on Rohingya refugees will be previewed on Monday 18 November at an event at the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Pieter Ventevogel, Senior Mental Health Officer with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and Rebecca Horn, Senior Research Fellow at Queen Margaret University's Institute for Global Health and Development (IGHD) - both of whom are guest editors of the special issue of Intervention - will discuss approaches to addressing critical needs within the Rohingya refugee population.

Joined by Intervention editor-in-chief, Wendy Ager, the IGHD event will celebrate the forthcoming special issue's coverage of documenting mental health and psychosocial needs, coordinating humanitarian response, addressing intimate partner violence, workers' strategies for staying resilient in challenging circumstances and much, much more.

The evening - which includes presentations and a wine reception - will take place from 6pm - 8pm at the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PQ. Register your place.


Notes to Editor

1. The Institute for Global Health and Development (IGHD) is a multi-disciplinary centre for postgraduate education and research on global health challenges in low and middle income countries.

2. The IGHD currently offers the following courses as part of the Master’s Programme in Global Health and Development:

- MSc Global Health
- MSc Social Development and Health
- MSc Sexual Reproductive Health
- PgCert Applied Social Development
- PgCert Health in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States

3. For media enquiries, please contact Karen Keith, Media Relations and Content Officer, by emailing kkeith@qmu.ac.uk or by phoning 0131 474 0000.

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