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Bridging Barriers to mental health support for newly arrived minors (TINA)

This research project is conducted at the EPiCSS group and aimed at examining mental health care utilisation among newly arrived migrants, investigating the causes of differences in mental health care utilisation, and transforming this knowledge into practical improvements in early intervention mental health services.

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The overarching aim of a more inclusive access to health care will bring benefits not only to migrants, but also to other marginalised groups. The main aims of the project are:

  • To develop and evaluate new methods to understand symptoms in their cultural context
  • To develop and evaluate parental support programmes specific for the First line mental health care
  • Find methods to overcome the barriers and increase equity in care

Involved in the project 

Co-applicants, expertise

  • Sofie Bäärnhielm, director of The Knowledge Centre For Transcultural Psychiatry, Region Stockholm. Role: project leader of the qualitative studies
  • Cécile Rousseau, professor in child- and adolescent psychiatry at McGill University, Canada. Role: Over all expert and experienced in using the cultural formulation interview in clinical practice.
  • Aina Vaage, the Centre for Transcultural Psychiatry, Stavanger University Hospital. Role: planning and evaluations of the focus groups interviews, adaption of treatment as usual, training of the staff at site, and over all expertise in building up health care structures targeting migrants.
  • Rosaria Galanti, (EPHIR) PHS, KI. Role: project leader of the evaluation part of the project.
  • Henna Hasson, (Procome) LIME, KI. Role: project leader of the implementation.

The core working group

  • Christina Dalman, PI, consultant, professor in psychiatric epidemiology, EPiCSS Research Group
  • Anna-Clara Hollander, PhD, psychologist, researcher, EPiCSS Research Group
  • Emma Wikell, Head of  First Line Mental Health, Rudans Vårdcentral, Haninge
  • Karima  Assel, consultant, child and adolescent psychiatrists, The Knowledge Centre For Transcultural Psychiatry, Region Stockholm
  • Johan Åhlén, PhD, psychologist, The Unit for Mental Health, Region Stockholm
  • Ester Gubi, MD, doctoral student in the project, EPiCSS Research Group
  • Hanna Johans, project coordinator, EPiCSS Research Group