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The Global Mental Health Assessment Tool (GMHAT) pilot evaluation: Final report

Evaluation findings of the Global Mental Health Assessment Tool (GMHAT) pilot, tested with refugees resettled under the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme.

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The Global Mental Health Assessment Tool (GMHAT) pilot evaluation: Final report

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In 2016-2017, the Home Office and Public Health England in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration conducted a pilot of the Global Mental Health Assessment Tool (GMHAT). The GMHAT is a computerised clinical assessment tool developed to rapidly assess and identify mental health problems in a range of settings.

The tool was tested with 200 Syrian refugees aged 18+ years in one clinic in Beirut, Lebanon who were being processed for resettlement to the UK as part of the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme.

This report summarises the evaluation findings on how this tool worked in practice at identifying immediate mental health needs requiring urgent attention prior to departure and in facilitating diagnoses, referrals and treatment once in the UK.

Published 11 April 2019