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6. Mrz 2024

Mental Health and Wellbeing of Somali Refugees in Urban Neighbourhoods of London and Bristol

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Online lec­ture

“Men­tal Health and Well­be­ing of Soma­li Refugees in Urban Neigh­bour­hoods of Lon­don and Bristol”
Speak­ers: Dr Gun­tars Erman­sons, Abdi­rah­man Salah, and Ali Awes
6 March 2024
16:00–17:30 GMT
Online

Abstract:
In this pre­sen­ta­tion, we will present find­ings of a qual­i­ta­tive study that explores the role of urban neigh­bour­hoods in the men­tal health and well­be­ing of refugees, specif­i­cal­ly focus­ing on Soma­li refugees in Lon­don and Bris­tol, UK. The pre­sen­ta­tion will fore­ground reflec­tions from two Soma­li com­mu­ni­ty rep­re­sen­ta­tives and advi­so­ry board mem­bers who sup­port­ed the study.
Adopt­ing an eco-social per­spec­tive, the study reveals how Soma­li refugees nav­i­gate a com­plex urban envi­ron­ment com­pris­ing var­i­ous neigh­bour­hood fea­tures which include impor­tant places near home, inter­ac­tions with neigh­bours, and com­mu­ni­ty spaces. While these fea­tures afford them resources to improve men­tal health and well­be­ing, they also present chal­lenges such as high urban den­si­ty, expo­sure to vio­lence or dis­crim­i­na­tion, and neigh­bour­hood disorder.
In con­clu­sion, we will empha­sise the impor­tance of recog­nis­ing refugees’ agency and pro­vid­ing con­tin­u­ous sup­port through­out the asy­lum process and beyond to ensure sta­ble and safe liv­ing con­di­tions and pro­mote refugee men­tal health and wellbeing.

About the speakers:
Abdi­rah­man Salah is the coor­di­na­tor and advi­sor for the Bar­net Soma­li Com­mu­ni­ty Group (BSCG) in North­west Lon­don. He pro­vides advice on wel­fare, hous­ing, edu­ca­tion, immi­gra­tion, employ­ment, and health, includ­ing men­tal health. He is also a Chair­man of the Bar­net Mul­ti­cul­tur­al Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre, which is the umbrel­la organ­i­sa­tion for the BSCG, Asian Old People’s Asso­ci­a­tion and Afro-Caribbean Community.

Ali Awes is a com­mu­ni­ty sup­port work­er at the Certitude’s Soma­li Project, an award-win­ning ser­vice that sup­ports peo­ple from the Soma­li com­mu­ni­ty in Lam­beth. The Soma­li Project con­nects peo­ple who are iso­lat­ed or have men­tal health needs to increase their sup­port net­works, con­fi­dence and famil­iar­i­ty when using wider com­mu­ni­ty resources, and to improve access to men­tal health ser­vices. He is also the vice-chair­man of South Kil­burn resident’s asso­ci­a­tion and elect­ed com­mu­ni­ty rep­re­sen­ta­tives’ trustee at South Kil­burn Trust.

Gun­tars Erman­sons is a Lec­tur­er in the Depart­ment of Glob­al Health & Social Med­i­cine at King’s Col­lege Lon­don. He is also a co-lead of the Refugee Men­tal Health and Place Net­work. His main research inter­ests are cen­tred on migra­tion and forced dis­place­ment, par­tic­u­lar­ly focus­ing on refugee men­tal health and diaspora.

For more infor­ma­tion and reg­is­tra­tion, please fol­low this link.

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6. Mrz 2024

Justin Dixon: Assembling the Challenge of Multimorbidity in Zimbabwe: A Participatory Ethnographic Study

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Online lec­ture in the frame­work of LSHTM Med­ical Anthro­pol­o­gy Series

Assem­bling the Chal­lenge of Mul­ti­mor­bid­i­ty in Zim­bab­we: A Par­tic­i­pa­to­ry Ethno­graph­ic Study
LSHTM Med­ical Anthro­pol­o­gy Series sem­i­nar with Dr Justin Dixon,
In Lon­don / online via zoom
March 6 at
4.30 gmt 

This sem­i­nar presents find­ings from a par­tic­i­pa­to­ry ethno­graph­ic study that sought to holis­ti­cal­ly char­ac­terise mul­ti­mor­bid­i­ty from mul­ti­ple per­spec­tives across Zimbabwe’s health sec­tor. Mul­ti­mor­bid­i­ty has been framed as among the most press­ing chal­lenges fac­ing health sys­tems glob­al­ly, expos­ing the lim­its of health sys­tems organ­ised around sin­gle dis­eases and organ-sys­tems. Med­ical anthro­pol­o­gists have already con­tributed much to study of mul­ti­mor­bid­i­ty, par­tic­u­lar­ly at the patient and ser­vice deliv­ery lev­el, but the discipline’s meth­ods and trans­la­tion­al strengths are also well-suit­ed to expli­cat­ing the wider epis­temic (infra)structures that shape the abil­i­ty of health sys­tems to piv­ot from a sin­gle- to a mul­ti-mor­bid­i­ty per­spec­tive. This sem­i­nar presents find­ings from a par­tic­i­pa­to­ry ethno­graph­ic study that sought to holis­ti­cal­ly char­ac­terise mul­ti­mor­bid­i­ty from mul­ti­ple per­spec­tives across Zimbabwe’s health sec­tor. It exam­ines fac­tors sus­tain­ing sin­gle-dis­ease think­ing, how dif­fer­ent­ly-sit­u­at­ed actors strug­gle to make mul­ti­mor­bid­i­ty known and ‘doable’ with­in cur­rent struc­tures, and how the study’s col­lab­o­ra­tive engage­ments have pro­vid­ed a dis­ease-neu­tral plat­form for push­ing the con­ver­sa­tion forward. 

Justin Dixon is Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor of Med­ical Anthro­pol­o­gy at LSHTM, based at the Health Research Unit Zim­bab­we (THRU ZIM). Justin’s research lies at the inter­sec­tion of the anthro­pol­o­gy of sci­ence and med­i­cine, with an inter­est in the devel­op­ment of cross-dis­ci­pli­nary and mixed-meth­ods research mod­els. Work­ing most­ly in South Africa and Zim­bab­we over the last 15 years, his research has been par­tic­u­lar­ly con­cerned with the (bio-)politics of dis­ease clas­si­fi­ca­tion in glob­al health and how this shapes the organ­i­sa­tion and expe­ri­ence of med­ical research, train­ing, and care in low-resource con­texts. Justin’s main research focus cur­rent­ly is mul­ti­mor­bid­i­ty, where he is explor­ing the pos­si­bil­i­ties (and lim­i­ta­tions) of this con­cep­tu­al lens for reshap­ing sin­gle-dis­ease par­a­digms and struc­tures in glob­al health. 

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12. Mrz 2024

„Disability & Climate: In conversation with…”: Julia Watts-Belser

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Fourth event in the series „Dis­abil­i­ty & Cli­mate: In con­ver­sa­tion with…”

„Dis­abil­i­ty & Cli­mate: In con­ver­sa­tion with…”: Julia Watts-Belser
12th March 2024
5–6.30pm GMT

In Sep­tem­ber 2023, the Euro­pean Cen­tre for Envi­ron­ment and Human Health launched start­ed a new online „Dis­abil­i­ty & Cli­mate: In con­ver­sa­tion with…” series for peo­ple that are inter­est­ed in reflect­ing on and/or shar­ing expe­ri­ences around dis­abil­i­ty and the cli­mate cri­sis. This is part of a new project on dis­abil­i­ty-inclu­sive cli­mate action led by the Uni­ver­si­ty of Exeter. The project web­site, „Sens­ing Cli­mate”, is com­ing soon but in the mean­time, you can read a lit­tle more about it online.

For the fourth con­ver­sa­tion the Euro­pean Cen­tre for Envi­ron­ment and Human Health invit­ed Prof Julia Watts-Belser.

More details, dates and speak­ers to follow!

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16. Mai 2024

„Disability & Climate: In conversation with…”: Áine Kelly-Costello

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Fifths event of the online lec­ture series „Dis­abil­i­ty & Cli­mate: In con­ver­sa­tion with…” 

„Dis­abil­i­ty & Cli­mate: In con­ver­sa­tion with…”: Áine Kelly-Costello
16th May 2024
9–10.30am GMT

In Sep­tem­ber 2023, the Euro­pean Cen­tre for Envi­ron­ment and Human Health/University of Exeter launched a new online „Dis­abil­i­ty & Cli­mate: In con­ver­sa­tion with…” series for peo­ple that are inter­est­ed in reflect­ing on and/or shar­ing expe­ri­ences around dis­abil­i­ty and the cli­mate cri­sis. This is part of a new project on dis­abil­i­ty-inclu­sive cli­mate action led by the Uni­ver­si­ty of Exeter. The project web­site, „Sens­ing Cli­mate”, is com­ing soon but in the mean­time, you can read a lit­tle more about it online.

For the fifths con­ver­sa­tion they invit­ed Áine Kelly-Costello.

More details, dates and speak­ers to follow!

For Ques­tions please do email Sarah (Sarah.Bell[at]exeter.ac.uk) to share your interests.

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4. Jul 2024

„Disability & Climate: In conversation with…”: CBM Global

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Sixth event in the frame­work of „Dis­abil­i­ty & Cli­mate: In con­ver­sa­tion with…”

„Dis­abil­i­ty & Cli­mate: In con­ver­sa­tion with…”: CBM Global
4th July 2024 with
tim­ings tbc

In Sep­tem­ber 2023, the Euro­pean Cen­tre for Envi­ron­ment and Human Health/University of Exeter launched a new online „Dis­abil­i­ty & Cli­mate: In con­ver­sa­tion with…” series for peo­ple that are inter­est­ed in reflect­ing on and/or shar­ing expe­ri­ences around dis­abil­i­ty and the cli­mate cri­sis. This is part of a new project on dis­abil­i­ty-inclu­sive cli­mate action led by the Uni­ver­si­ty of Exeter. The project web­site, „Sens­ing Cli­mate”, is com­ing soon but in the mean­time, you can read a lit­tle more about it online.

For the sixth con­ver­sa­tion they invit­ed CBM Global.

More details, dates and speak­ers to follow!

For Info please do email Sarah (Sarah.Bell[at]exeter.ac.uk) to share your interests.

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