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Refugees experience multiple barriers to accessing mental health services. These barriers include lack of affordability of services, restrictive timing, language barriers, difficulties navigating a new health system, lack of knowledge of existing services, or a lack of services. Mental health service delivery to refugee populations can also lack cultural sensitivity.

UOSSM's Mental Health Centre is staffed by psychologist, psychiatrist, speech therapist and a case worker. The centre provides:
  • Individual counselling and treatment sessions for various mental disorders.
  • Special educational training for caregivers and workers in the field of psychological
    support through group sessions (psychoeducation and awareness-raising).
  • Case management, service mapping and transfer appropriate to the needs of different beneficiaries.
  • Prescribing and providing medicines to beneficiaries free of charge.

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