Document Type : Commentary
Center for Global Health, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
Medical School, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
Mental Health Foundation, London, UK
As Fotaki (2019) argues, the current political climate in Europe is threatening principles of humanitarianism, particularly among refugees and asylum seekers. This commentary builds on that argument, with a spotlight on mental health and culturally relevant service design. By addressing some of the barriers faced by refugees and asylum seekers in accessing mental healthcare, we can address inequalities and develop compassionate societies.