Psychological Health of Travellers

Council Members

  • Maureen MacConnell, Canada, Chair
  • Tullia Marcolongo, South Africa, Immediate Past Chair
  • Peter Felkai, Hungary
  • Ross Tannebaum, United States of America
  • Thomas Valk, United States of America

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The Psychological Health of Travellers Interest Group Charter

  • Raise awareness among those who care for travellers of the psychological issues connected with travel and the importance of considering psychological health at all stages in the patient journey.
  • Mainstream this key aspect of health into standard travel medicine practice.
  • Develop evidence based good practice in the psychological health care of travellers, before, during, and after travel and help develop tools for identifying those most at risk

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Psychological Health of Travellers Interest Group Future Activities

As the group is just being chartered, we hope to explore and identify the most valued activities with those interested in the psychological health of travellers. We have agreed to address the mental health issues of all types of travellers or migrants, though issues involving longer-term travellers may well form an important area for discussion.

We hope to quickly begin to identify topics for future ISTM meetings, and provide the members of this group with opportunities to share their concerns and knowledge through networking opportunities.

Please send your suggestions to Tuilla Marcolongo on future activities and how we can make this group as useful and dynamic as possible.