Participants sought for studies Are you an Arabic-speaking young migrant and suffer from psychological distress? This study needs you

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Many young people suffer from stress, worry, anxiety, depression, and sleep problems according to research. In addition, young individuals who have been forced to leave their home countries may be more vulnerable to distress related to traumatic memories, prolonged grief, and separation anxiety that negatively affect their well-being.

Now you can participate in a new psychological program via the internet. The treatment program is part of a study that has been developed by several researchers and psychologists from Karolinska Institute, Linköping university and several other universities in Sweden. The study has been named “Raha”, which translates as “comfort”. The project aims to study methods that can help young people improve their mental well-being.

Who can participate? 

Do you need help dealing with the issues mentioned above?  Then the Raha study might be relevant to you. 

The study is aimed at those who:

  • Are between 15-29 years old 
  • Speak, read and write Arabic 
  • Suffer from depression, anxiety, worry, sleep problems, stress, traumatic memories, severe grief, and separation or who generally have difficulty dealing with strong emotions. 
  • Would like to enhance their romantic relationship or increase their resilience.
  • Have experienced migration

    Keep in mind that in order to be able to take advantage of this program you must have access to a computer, smartphone, or tablet and the internet.


Processing of personal data

Your personal data is processed for the purposes of this study in accordance with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). The legal entity responsible for processing of your personal data is Karolinska Institutet. The Data Protection Officer can be reached at The data will be analyzed on a group level, handled confidentially and it will be stored in a secure database at Karolinska Institutet. You can terminate your participation in the study at any time.