How to develop the mental health care that refugees really need

“When refugees arrive in Canada, they meet a health-care system that is often ill-equipped to address their complex social and psychological needs,” writes Lloy Wylie in The Conversation. “Health-care providers felt poorly prepared and supported to provide transcultural trauma-informed care.”

Read the full article at The Conversation. Want to learn more about Lloy’s research? You might also be interested in watching the video of Lloy’s recent update on the Educating for Equity initiative, which focuses on the questions and barriers of indigenous health equity in regional hospitals.

Study: Safety, Health and Hope for Women

Researchers from Western University are leading a national study aimed at improving the health and quality of life of women who have separated, or are in the process of separating, from an abusive partner.

This study involves testing a new community-based program, called iHEAL (Intervention for Health Enhancement and Living) with women who qualify.

In Ontario, women living in London-Middlesex or Sarnia-Lambton may be eligible to take part. Those who are interested in taking part are invited to visit from a safe computer to learn more.

We appreciate the support of community partners in reaching women who may qualify. Information about how you can help is also posted on the website ( under the ‘partners’ tab, along with downloadable flyer.

Monthly Newsletter and Weekly Radar Enhancements

We have made some technical, design, and formatting updates to our Weekly Radar and Monthly Newsletter configurations. These improvements include: better image rendering on mobile devices, typography tweaks, your personal CRHESI profile, and, most importantly, a super easy tool for CRHESI members to add content to these emails.

Recently publish an article? Hosting an upcoming event? Deliver a workshop or keynote? Notice an important and relevant news item? Looking for collaborators on new project?

… Enter your update or information in this form for distribution across all CRHESI communication channels. (Of course, if you would prefer to simply email us instead, updates can still be forwarded or directed to, as always.)

As the CRHESI ecosystem of community practitioners, academic researchers, students, and engaged citizens continues to grow, these improvements are intended to help us support one another and ‘stay in the loop’ even more effectively. Towards this end, please do not hesitate to let us know if you have any input or suggestions.