Brown bag seminar: Evaluating the impact of an online self-help program for Ukrainian refugees
Presenter: Anastasiya-Mariya Asanov (Noha) (INCHER)
As a part of the online self-help program for Ukrainians, we screen the mental well-being and psychological distress of 1165 refugees, migrants, internally displaced, and non-displaced people from Ukraine who seek psychological help online in Ukraine and across 24 countries of the European Union. We see that more than half of the respondents exhibit low levels of mental well-being and high psychological distress, with 81% at risk of depression and 57% having severe psychological distress. We also test if the self-administered, online self-help program helps Ukrainians cope with this high stress and improve mental well-being. Preliminary evidence suggests a limited impact of this self-administered, self-help online program on mental well-being and stress.