How are Syrian refugees’ integration experiences likely to impact their mental health in the United Kingdom and Lebanon? A narrative literature review.
The current study explores integration alongside mental health of Syrian refugees in the UK and Lebanon. The findings of this research will aid in identifying the major obstacles and shortcomings in the integration process and possible ways to handle the challenge of Syrian refugees' integration successfully. A narrative literature review is employed to identify the level of integration of Syrian refugees in the United Kingdom and Lebanon. The findings are then analysed using the Adaptation and Development after Persecution and Trauma (ADAPT) model to assess the impact of different domains of integration on Syrian refugees’ mental health. The results of the review show that, overall, the significantly better rights and access to basic needs, support, and services for Syrian refugees in the UK compared to Lebanon mean that those living in the former country are likely to have much better mental health.