Author / Franziska Tachtler

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  • Normalizing mental health in the refugee context and beyond

    Refugees experience mental health issues such as nightmares, a general feeling of insecurity and the fear of unintentionally arising memories before, during and after fleeing from their country. As part of my PhD studies, I was introduced to various mental health programs that aim to reach refugee youth and provide them with learning strategies to…

  • The role of political regulations in mental health and wellbeing

    As part of my PhD project, I explore design solutions for technology enabled interventions promoting resilience in unaccompanied migrant youth (UMY). During my research, I realized more and more how much political regulations impact the living circumstances and thereby the mental wellbeing of the UMY.  For the same reason, several NGOs claim legal changes having…

  • My PhD project

    Employed as project assistant at the TU Wien in Austria, I am exploring the design space of youth-specific technologies promoting resilience. To learn from the experts in the area of psychology, I am collaborating with the Medical University of Vienna and Anna Freud Centre in London. The research project is part of the Technology-Enabled Mental Health for Young…