7 Sep 2023

Far reaching effects on refugees’ mental health due to complicated asylum system

Communities Editor

It’s traumatic enough to flee from a conflict zone, leaving behind your home, your family and everything you know. But facing a complicated asylum system, poor living conditions and cultural barriers can cause even more distress, according to recent research.

A report by academics at Cambridge University reveals the far reaching effect on the mental health of refugees – and the struggle to find support.