Place-making and its impact on health and wellbeing among recently resettled refugees in high income contexts: A scoping review

Aryati Yashadhana, Esther Alloun, Nina Serova, Evelyne de Leeuw, Zelalem Mengesha

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Abstract

Highlights
•We identified three aspects of ‘place-making’ relevant to refugee health: material; psychosocial; and structural.
•Place-making is negotiated through refugee agency, processes of inhabitation, and situated encounters, all of which impact health/wellbeing.
•Poor access to safe housing and neighbourhoods, therapeutic leisure and green spaces, and racism worsen mental health among refugees.
•Psychosocial aspects of belonging and strong family, and social/community connections were protective to health/wellbeing.
•Conceptually and methodologically, place-making opens up a more expansive view of refugees' complex lived experiences of resettlement.
Original languageEnglish
Article number103003
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalHealth and Place
Volume81
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2023
Externally publishedYes

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