Mental Health, Refugees & Migration

ENTER Mental Health & EPAPSY, Athens Greece will be holding a one day conference on "Mental Health, Refugees and Migration" on the 24th May 2018.

The situations that people are fleeing from generate mental health problems: unemployment, hunger, religious persecution, no future, war...). The very act of fleeing can also create mental health problems; moving, arriving in a new setting, adapting to a different culture, being victims of racism. Parallels can also be drawn with people with mental health problems fleeing from their local communities.

There will be roundtable discussions on the following topics:


  1. “The Mental Health of Refugees in Greece: Current Situation, Possible Futures”

  2. “The Situation in Europe”

  3. “Migration and Mental Health”

Keynote speakers

  • Nikos Gionakis

  • Prof. Elli Ioannidi

  • Dr. Georgios Nikolaidis

  • Mr. Yonous Muhammadi

  • Dr. Declan Barry

  • Mr. Michael Lavdas



The program can now be viewed here.


For ENTER members contact Ian Dawson at

For others contact Michail Lavdas at


History Museum, University of Athens, 5 Tholou St., Plaka, Athens, Greece.