The Power Of Community For Refugees With Insecure Visas
Despite there being almost 30 million people in the world who have been forcibly displaced and are seeking asylum, less than one percent are permanently settled.
And when it comes to the impact that can have on your life, it’s probably unsurprising to find that insecurity of this kind can drive a number of impacts on your health, particularly your mental health. But according to new research, is showing how through sharing experiences of ongoing displacement, many refugees are more likely to be engaged with the wider community.
To talk more about this research, we’re joined this morning by Dr Belinda Liddell, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Psychology at UNSW and Deputy Director at the Refugee Trauma and Recovery Program.