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Refugee Emergency: DEFining and Implementing Novel Evidence-based psychosocial interventions

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Project "RE-DEFINE" data sheet

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Organization address
city: VERONA
postcode: 37129

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 Coordinator Country Italy [IT]
 Project website
 Total cost 2˙915˙526 €
 EC max contribution 2˙915˙526 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3.1.3. (Treating and managing disease)
 Code Call H2020-SC1-2017-Single-Stage-RTD
 Funding Scheme RIA
 Starting year 2018
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2018-01-01   to  2020-12-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI VERONA IT (VERONA) coordinator 515˙765.00
3    WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION CH (GENEVE) participant 399˙453.00
4    UNIVERSITY OF YORK UK (YORK NORTH YORKSHIRE) participant 320˙368.00
5    MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN AT (WIEN) participant 296˙285.00
6    THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL UK (LIVERPOOL) participant 293˙181.00
7    UNIVERSITAET ULM DE (ULM) participant 289˙500.00
8    TURUN YLIOPISTO FI (Turku) participant 204˙187.00
9    DANSK RODE KORS (DANISH RED CROSS) DK (Copenhagen) participant 103˙178.00
10    STICHTING VU NL (AMSTERDAM) participant 87˙381.00


 Project objective

RE-DEFINE aims to implement effective psychological interventions for preventing the onset of mental disorders in refugees and asylum seekers with psychological distress resettled in middle-income and high-income countries. RE-DEFINE is particularly relevant for the refugee crisis in Europe and in bordering countries (i.e., Turkey), as the progressive increase in refugees seeking asylum poses a significant challenge to the health systems’ capacity to adequately respond to the health needs of this population. The project focuses on adaptation, testing, and implementation of Self Help Plus (SH), a novel trans-diagnostic self-help preventive psychosocial intervention specifically developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to respond to humanitarian crises. The intervention will be delivered by non-specialists to groups of up to 30 participants at a time. The cost-effectiveness of SH will be tested in two large, multicentre, pragmatic randomised studies. One study will be conducted in Italy, Germany, Finland, Austria, and the UK (high-income countries), and a second study will be conducted in Turkey (middle-income country). The dissemination plan will include structured activities such as an Individual Participant Data (IPD) meta-analysis of all randomised data available on SH, in order to identify specific predictors of intervention’s effects that will facilitate its uptake and long-term implementation in European and non-European countries.


List of deliverables.
SH+ translated/culturally adapted Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2020-04-07 23:15:23
Report on trining of trainers Documents, reports 2020-04-07 23:15:23
Midterm recruitment report (Turkey) Documents, reports 2020-04-07 23:15:23
First study subject approvals package (Europe) Documents, reports 2020-04-07 23:15:24
Midterm recruitment report (Europe) Documents, reports 2020-04-07 23:15:24
Report of the whole adaptation Documents, reports 2020-04-07 23:15:24
First study subject approvals package (Turkey) Documents, reports 2020-04-07 23:15:23
SH+training materials Documents, reports 2020-04-07 23:15:23
Website available Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2020-04-07 23:15:23
Cost-effectiveness analysis plan Documents, reports 2020-04-07 23:15:23

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of RE-DEFINE deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Marianna Purgato, Kenneth Carswell, Ceren Acarturk, Teresa Au, Sena Akbai, Minna Anttila, Josef Baumgartner, Della Bailey, Massimo Biondi, Martha Bird, Rachel Churchill, Sevde Eskici, Louise Juul Hansen, Paul Heron, Zeynep Ilkkursun, Reinhold Kilian, Markus Koesters, Tella Lantta, Michela Nosè, Giovanni Ostuzzi, Davide Papola, Mariana Popa, Marit Sijbrandij, Lorenzo Tarsitani, Federico Tedeschi,
Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of Self-Help Plus (SH+) for preventing mental disorders in refugees and asylum seekers in Europe and Turkey: study protocols for two randomised controlled trials
published pages: e030259, ISSN: 2044-6055, DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-030259
BMJ Open 9/5 2020-04-07
2019 G. Turrini, M. Purgato, C. Acarturk, M. Anttila, T. Au, F. Ballette, M. Bird, K. Carswell, R. Churchill, P. Cuijpers, J. Hall, L. J. Hansen, M. Kösters, T. Lantta, M. Nosè, G. Ostuzzi, M. Sijbrandij, F. Tedeschi, M. Valimaki, J. Wancata, R. White, M. van Ommeren, C. Barbui
Efficacy and acceptability of psychosocial interventions in asylum seekers and refugees: systematic review and meta-analysis
published pages: 376-388, ISSN: 2045-7960, DOI: 10.1017/s2045796019000027
Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences 28/04 2020-04-07

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