Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS): Foundations for Resettlement Caseworkers

Refugees and other newcomers are regularly exposed to distressing events and significant stressors before, during, and after migration. These risk factors, balanced by protective factors such as family support and personal strengths, help shape an individual’s overall mental health. This introductory webinar will explore the fundamentals of mental health, including the identification of common signs and symptoms of emotional distress. We will discuss key approaches caseworkers can use to support newcomer clients with mental health needs and strategies for making successful community referrals.  

After watching in this 75-minute session, you will be able to:    

  • Recognize common signs and symptoms of emotional distress in refugee populations 
  • Summarize practical approaches to support newcomer clients with various mental health needs 
  • Apply strategies for appropriate community referrals, addressing common barriers to treatment for refugee and newcomer clients