This longitudinal online study examining refugees and asylum-seekers’ settlement and mental health experiences in Australia is being conducted by the Refugee Trauma & Recovery Program at the University of New South Wales. The study also hopes to understand the possible mechanisms through which settlement might affect psychological wellbeing and which factors influence mental health in the dynamic settlement environment. By understanding more about the impact of settlement stress, better treatments can be developed to support individuals who experience ongoing difficulties related to the refugee experience.
Participation in this project is open now to all refugees and asylum-seekers who have arrived in Australia since January 2011 and are over 18 years of age. Participation involves completing a series of online surveys containing questions about their experience, with surveys currently available in Farsi, Arabic, Tamil and English. Eligible participants will be reimbursed for taking part in this research study.
For more information, please visit www.rtrp-research.com/refugeeadjustmentstudy