Migration and Mental Health Congress 2021

10th International Congress on Migration and Mental Health

Saturday 30 October, 2021 – Sunday 31 October, 2021
9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

This conference is free of charge, however, we will be asking those attending face to face to cover the costs of the catering.


La Red Athena, in collaboration with Bath Spa University is launching the 10th International Congress on Migration and Mental Health.

Please note: This year's congress will take place in a blended format, with live streaming of the event available online for those unable to attend in person.

This year’s congress theme is "Building community resilience during the Covid-19 pandemic".

Due to health and social inequalities, migrants’ health and mental health has been disproportionately impacted during the Covid-19 pandemic. Migrant communities have been in fact particularly affected by high infection rates, isolation, discrimination, losing employment, or being underemployed in jobs which is difficult to maintain social distancing.

Furthermore, forced migrants have been unable to move during the pandemic and they have been held in detention centres in precarious conditions, with little access to external supporting agencies.

It is therefore imperative to develop interventions that can strengthen migrants’ mental health and can help them in building their individual and community resilience.

The topics to be discussed at the conference are:

  • Stress factors affecting migrants’ mental health
  • Therapeutic interventions to support migrants’ mental health
  • Community interventions to support migrants’ community resilience
  • Migrants’ social and health inequalities.

Conference format

Due to Covid-19, this year’s congress will be in a a blended format (face to face and online), with all presentations available to stream live during both days.

This format is designed to consider online presenters from different time zones, and there will be some virtual interactive sections during both conference days.

An overview of the conference program, including the plenary talk will be available from September 2021.

Call for Abstract Submissions:

Submissions of abstracts are now closed.

Contact the Conference Committee

General contact email: congress@athenanetwork.org.uk

Travelling to Bath Spa University


If you're travelling via the M4 to either our Newton Park campus, Sion Hill campus, Locksbrook campus or any of the halls of residence in Bath, we recommend you take junction 19 southbound of the M4 and proceed to the University via the A4174 and A4. Please note that driving through Bath via the A46 is a very busy route; if you take this route expect to experience delays.

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  • Newton Park Campus
    BA2 9BN - however, please note that the postcode for Newton Park doesn't always provide helpful SatNav routes. We recommend using the postcode for the Globe Inn (BA2 9BB) which is on a roundabout at the A4/A39 junction, from which Bath Spa University is clearly marked.
  • Sion Hill Campus
    BA1 5SF
  • Locksbrook Campus
    BA1 3EL
  • Corsham Court Campus
    SN13 0BZ

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