Study finds interpreters working with the Syrian refugee resettlement programme in Scotland need ‘priority’ support due to stress and depression

Interpreters for Syrian refugees should be given psychological support as a “priority” due to the stress the work causes, according to a study.

Researchers looked at how the Syrian Vulnerable Person Resettlement Programme (SVPRP) was rolled out in Edinburgh, as a way to provide guidance for other authorities.

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Mental health is a level of psychological well-being, or an absence of a mental disorder; it is the "psychological state of someone who is functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioral adjustment".