• CONNECTING FORCED DISPLACEMENT & MENTAL HEALTH

    Between Borders is a research, policy and practice organisation bridging forced displacement, neuro-somatic and mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS). We work across a range of displacement contexts, including conflict, climate change, natural disasters, statelessness, and development.

     

    We convene leaders from civil society organisations, displaced communities and the fields of neuroscience, mind-body disciplines, and MHPSS to shape knowledge, raise awareness and promote information exchange through research, workshops, training and public events.

     

    Our research aims to broaden understanding of the neuro-biopsychological responses to displacement and the role of creative therapies to support healing and resilience-building in both psychology and functional psychiatry. We aim to open up communication channels and opportunities for collaboration across sectors to integrate mental health into policy, practice and dialogue.

     

  • FEATURED PUBLICATIONS

  • Skating on Thin Ice: A Reflection on Secondary Trauma in Humanitarian Work

     

     

    Domiz Refugee Camp in Iraqi Kurdistan

    Canada’s New Syrians and the Complex Search for "Home"

    Dunkirk Refugee Camp

  • FEATURED EXTERNAL REPORTS

  • American Psychological Association, ecoAmerica and Climate for Health (2017): 'Mental Health and Our Changing Climate - Impacts, Implications and Guidance.'

    Interntional Medical Corps (2017): Exploring the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Needs and Resources among Earthquake-Affected Communities in Nepal.

    European Uniion (2014): Indigenous Peoples, Extractives and Human Rights

    Plan International (2018): Adolescent Girls in Crisis: Voices of the Rohingya

  • FEATURED PARTNER

  • VOICES OF THE CHILDREN

    Voices of the Children provides a vibrant platform for creativity and self-expression through the arts and media giving a safe space for children affected by displacement and trauma to reclaim their individual agency, positivity and confidence.

    Photographer, Tasneem Alsultan, reflects on her time teaching photography to Syrian refugee youth with Voices of the Children in Amman, Jordan.

  • DISPLACEMENT-MENTAL HEALTH NEWS

  • Guatemala: Bereaved Indigenous Families Get Closure I Al Jazeera English

    For Remote Vanuatu Islanders, Fleeing Climate Disasters is an Uphill Battle

    I Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Inside a Suicide Prevention Center in Puerto Rico | New York Times Documentary

    After Myanmar: Four Days With a Rohingya Refugee | New York Times Documentary

    Indigenous Peoples in the Canadian Residential Schools I Viceland

    On Reservations, At-Risk Native American Youths Find Few Places to Turn I Washington Post

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