OBJECTIVE: To identify the factors affecting refugees and asylum seekers mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
METHODS: A narrative review of available international research literature from January 2020 to June 2021 was conducted to identify these factors.
RESULTS: Seven factors were identified: pre-existing physical health vulnerabilities, pre-existing mental health vulnerabilities, environmental, social, cultural-specific, economic and legal/welfare challenges.
CONCLUSION: Multiple interacting bio-psycho-socio-economic-cultural-ecological factors lead to greater impact of COVID-19 pandemic on refugee and asylum seekers wellbeing than the general population.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Australasian psychiatry : bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2022|