Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of guided e-mental health care for Syrian refugees in urban Lebanon

Grant awarded: £499, 294

Lead organisation: World Health Organisation

Partnering organisations: IMC, USA; VU University, Amsterdam, Netherlands; UNHCR, Switzerland; AFMM & St Joseph University, Lebanon; American University of Beirut, Lebanon; University of Zurich, Switzerland

Project length: 2017 - 2019

Study locations: Jordan

Principal Investigator: Mark van Ommeren

The project seeks to address the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) guided self-help intervention delivered with the help of information technology (IT) in humanitarian settings. The research would provide a proof of concept for the use of an e-mental health intervention in humanitarian settings where (a) a meaningful proportion of the population has access to smartphones or other internet devices or (b) health and other facilities can provide access to devices and the internet. The research will be conducted within urban and peri-urban areas in Lebanon with high numbers of Syrian refugees.

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Elrha is a registered charity in England and Wales (1177110).

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