The project is examining the association between place-making and physical and mental health outcomes including wellbeing among refugees in high-income contexts.

Project Status

Current Projects

Chief investigators

Dr Zelalem Mengesha, Dr Aryati Yashadhana, Dr Patrick Harris, Professor Evelyne de Leeuw, Ms Nina Serova

Project Rationale

A focus on displacement among refugees has limited the potential for place-making to promote health and wellbeing within the context of resettlement, including what can be learned from actions taken toward ‘replacement’ (e.g creating new roots in a place or resettlement) among displaced refugees. Understanding the restorative powers of placemaking, including what might constitute ‘therapeutic landscapes’ is critical to support the healing process of refugees during and after resettlement.

Project Aim/s

The aim of the review is to understand the association between place-making and physical and mental health outcomes among refugees in high-income contexts.

Project Design and Method

Systematic review

Contact

Zelalem Mengesha Phone: 0414637321 Email: z.mengesha@unsw.edu.au

Key Partners

SWSLHD

Funding

CPHCE

Project lead centre
CHETRE
Project stream
Action for Equity
Project start date
1/07/2021
Project end date
30/12/2021