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Social Determinants of Mental Health

Edited by:
Professor Daniela Fuhr, PhD, Leibniz Institute of Prevention Research and Epidemiology, Germany; London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
Felicity Louise Brown, PhD, MPsychClin, United Nations Children's Fund, United States of America
Phiona Naserian Koyiet, MSc, World Vision International, Kenya

Submission Status: Open   |   Submission Deadline: 1 August 2024

Conflict and Health invites you to submit to our new Collection on the social determinants of mental health in populations affected by armed conflict, humanitarian crises, and forced migration.

Mental health of populations affected by armed conflict, humanitarian crises, and forced migration is shaped by the social, economic but also physical environment in which people live. Social determinants of mental health may include gender, poverty, housing, access to basic services, environmental health, racial discrimination or social exclusion, to name but a few.

Research into how social determinants can affect mental health of populations affected by armed conflict, humanitarian crises and forced migration, and how to mitigate this, is still in its infancy. This article Collection invites papers (primary research, methods papers, and reviews) that advance knowledge in this area. Papers may consider how social determinants can affect mental health; what interventions or programmes targeting these social determinants may reduce risk of mental ill health or promote better mental health at the local or national level; and/or policy or system-strengthening work relating to social determinants.

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New Content ItemThis collection supports and amplifies research related to SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being; SDG 5: Gender Equality; SDG 10: Reduced Inequality; SDG 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions; and SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals.

There are currently no articles in this collection.

Submission Guidelines

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This Collection welcomes submission of original research, method papers, and reviews. Should you wish to submit a different article type, please read our submission guidelines to confirm that type is accepted by the journal. 

Articles for this Collection should be submitted via our submission system, Snapp. Please, select the appropriate Collection title “Social Determinants of Mental Health" under the “Details” tab during the submission stage.

Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process and are subject to all the journal’s standard policies. Articles will be added to the Collection as they are published.

The Editors have no competing interests with the submissions which they handle through the peer-review process. The peer-review of any submissions for which the Editors have competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.