CONNECTING DISPLACEMENT, MENTAL HEALTH & CREATIVE THERAPIES
Between Borders is an international network aimed at introducing and expanding the use of storytelling and creative therapies for displaced populations whether due to conflict, climate change, natural disasters, statelessness, and development.
We convene leaders from civil society organisations, universities, communities and the fields of mental health to shape best practices, raise awareness and promote information exchange through research, workshops, training and public events.
Through our network of experts, we working on broadening our understanding of the brain-mind-body responses to displacement and the role of creative therapies and storytelling in supporting healing and resilience-building for communities experiencing extreme adversity. We aim to open up communication channels and opportunities for collaboration across sectors to integrate creative mental health practices into policy, practice and dialogue.
FEATURED EXTERNAL REPORTS
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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