This is an event recording of the April 24, 2019 webinar with presenters Ali Ahmed and Jillien Hone from the Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre. This event was hosted by Niagara Connects in partnership with Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre. Sixty-five (65) participants joined this event from twenty-one (21) different organizations across Niagara.
During this webinar presenters shared how the process of migration and resettlement can be extremely challenging and often puts the mental health and well-being of newcomers at risk. Despite pertinent and clear mental health issues in the newcomer population, availability and accessibility of services remain an issue. As this population continues to grow, it is essential to assess the prevalence of mental health issues in newcomers in order to adapt services accordingly.
During this webinar, the presenters covered the:
- Needs of newcomers and refugees
- Barriers to accessing Mental Health Support
- Environmental Scan & Recommendations
- Best Practice Guidelines
Ali Ahmed, Mental Health Program Support Worker, Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre
Jillien Hone, Volunteer Coordinator, Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre
Event Slides: Bridging Barriers to Newcomer Mental Health in Niagara
Hosted By: Niagara Connects
Publication Date: Thursday, April 25, 2019