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- 1. Psychiatry of Pandemics A Mental Health Response to Infection Outbreak - June 2020
This book focuses on how to formulate a mental health response with respect to the unique elements of pandemic outbreaks. The book unifies the clinical aspects of disaster and psychosomatic psychiatry with infectious disease responses at the various levels.
- 2. ‘No one would even know if I had died in my room’: coronavirus leaves international students in dire straits - August 2020
Many international students in private rental housing in Sydney and Melbourne were struggling before COVID-19 hit. The surveys reported in this article of these students before and during the pandemic show it has made their already precarious situations much worse.
- 3. A nationwide survey of psychological distress among Chinese people in the COVID-19 epidemic: implications and policy recommendations - May 2020
The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) epidemic emerged in Wuhan, China, spread nationwide and then onto half a dozen other countries between December 2019 and early 2020. The implementation of unprecedented strict quarantine measures in China has kept a large number of people in isolation and affected many aspects of people’s lives. It has also triggered a wide variety of psychological problems, such as panic disorder, anxiety and depression. This study is the first nationwide large-scale survey of psychological distress in the general population of China during the COVID-19 epidemic.
- 4. Addressing human rights as key to the COVID-19: response - April 2020
This document brings to attention key health and human rights considerations with regards to COVID-19 pandemic. It highlights the importance of integrating a human rights based approach in response to COVID-19. It provides key considerations in relation to addressing stigma and discrimination, prevention of violence against women, support for vulnerable populations; quarantine and restrictive measures and shortages of supplies and equipment. It also highlights human rights obligations with regards to global cooperation to address COVID-19.
- 5. Addressing self‐harm among detained asylum seekers in Australia during the COVID‐19 pandemic - May 2021
The global prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) continues to rise, the influence of culture and resilience remains unclear. This review and meta-analysis aimed to (a) examine the prevalence of PTSD among studies addressing culture and resilience, and (b) compare the PTSD prevalence rates across different trauma exposures and cultural contexts.
- 6. Apart Together survey: Preliminary overview of refugees and migrants self-reported impact of COVID-19 - May 2021
This report looks at the ways in which the pandemic has hit the lives of refugees and migrants. It takes the perspective of refugees and migrants' own lived experiences during the COVID‑19 crisis.
- 7. As If We Weren’t Humans: The Abandonment of Temporary Migrants in Australia During COVID-19 - September 2020
This report presents findings from an online survey of 6,105 international students and visa holders, on their experiences in Australia during COVID-19. The study reveals the depth of social exclusion, racism and deeper emotional consequences of Australia’s policies, which have significantly impacted Australia’s global reputation.
- 8. Caring for 300,000 temporary migrants in New Zealand is a crucial missing link in our coronavirus response - March 2020
This article looks at the situation of temporary migrants in New Zealand during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- 9. Caring for patients mental health during coronavirus and other infectious disease outbreaks - April 2020
During emerging infectious disease outbreaks, health practitioners are likely to encounter patients who are experiencing various levels of emotional distress about the outbreak and its impact on them, their families, and their communities. This tip sheet provides practitioners with recommendations for promoting patients’ mental wellbeing during this time.
- 10. Communicating COVID-19 health information to culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities: the importance of partnership, co-design, and behavioural and implementation scien - August 2020
The objective of this article is to consider the challenges of communicating COVID-19 directives to culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities in Melbourne and Australia, and present evidence-based solutions to influence policy and practice on promoting relevant health behaviours.