Mental Health and Stress Among Bangladeshi Migrant Workers
Semi-skilled migrant workers form a large and vital part of Singapore’s workforce. However, these workers face various contributing stressors that impede their ability to acclimatise to the new host environment in Singapore. The team partnered with HealthServe to gain a deeper understanding of Bangladeshi migrant workers’ mental health through their lived experienced of stress. Through focus group discussions, this project investigated the sources, perceptions and coping mechanisms of stress among the population with a specific cultural lens. In turn, these findings can inform programmes to improve mental health outcomes among migrant workers.