The Agency shared its finding from recent reports, highlighting the low awareness about the negative impact of immigration detention on children. It spoke about how mental health problems, relating to trauma both in the country of origin and along the migration route, are particularly common. However, efforts to address such issues are hampered by a lack of resources and inadequate training for relevant staff in reception and detention centres.
Mental health and migration under the spotlight at European Parliament
On World Mental Health Day on 10 October, the Agency contributed to a Mental Health Europe’s conference at the European Parliament on mental health and migration.