Kurdish & Armenian Mental Health

Aims & background:This MSc student project explores whether experiences of adaptation to life in the UK affects the mental health and well-being of Kurds and Armenians in the UK. This cultural adaptation process is known as “acculturation”. Previous research has demonstrated that the level of acculturation (i.e. ability to adapt successfully to the second culture such as British culture) differs amongst migrants and can lead to various mental-health problems (Yoon et al., 2011; Nap et al., 2015). Berry’s (1997) “bi-directional” theory states that immigrants who are better integrated and accepting of the new culture would be less likely to experience mental-health problems, whereas, immigrants who reject the new culture (e.g. British culture) would be more likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and other psychological problems

Eligibility criteria: If you are a “first-generation” or “second-generation” Kurdish or Armenian immigrant, you can take part in this study: First-generation immigrant= someone who was born in Armenia, Kurdistan or any other country outside of the UK. Second-generation immigrant= someone who was born in the UK, but either one or both of their parents were born outside of the UKF

To take part in this online study, please click on the link: https://uclpsych.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4JEFoVGD1UngV4V

Participation is completely voluntary. Your responses will remain anonymous and confidential and you may withdraw at any time. If you decide to participate, you will be asked to provide demographic information (e.g. your age, gender, ethnicity etc) and you will be presented with a series of statements which you have to respond to by providing ratings. The online survey will take approximately 20 mins to complete. Thank you for your participation. We hope that your answers will help us to improve mental health support for Kurdish and Armenian groups living in the UK.