The following multilingual resources will assist when assessing patients whose first language is not English. 


Kessler 10 (K-10)

TMHC has translated the K-10 Psychological Distress Scale and K-10 Information Brochure into 35 languages.

Culturally Appropriate Dementia Assessment Tools

Alzheimer's Australia has collated a range of dementia assessment tools in multiple languages. Visit the Alzheimer's Australia website by clicking here.

Depression Anxiety Stress Scales (DASS)

The Depression Anxiety Stress Scales are a 42-item self report instrument designed to measure depression, anxiety and tension/stress. The DASS has been translated into 32 languages. More information about DASS and access to translated versions is available here.


Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM–5)

The DSM-5 is available for purchase in a range of languages. Find the DSM-5 in languages other than English here (pdf 163.11KB).


Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS)

The EPDS consists of 10 questions that screen for symptoms that are common in women with depression and anxiety during pregnancy and in the year following the birth of a child. Translated versions of the EPDS are available through the Health Translations website. 


General Perceived Self Efficacy Scale (GSE)

The General Perceived Self-Efficacy Scale (GSE) is a 10-item psychometric scale that is designed to assess optimistic self-beliefs to cope with a variety of difficult demands in life. Click here to access translated versions of the GSE.


Geriatric Depression Scale

The Geriatric Depression Scale was developed as a basic screening measure for depression in adults. More information about the Geriatric Depression Scale and translated versions are available here. 

Montreal Cognitive Assessment

The Montreal Cognitive Assessment is a cognitive screening test designed to assist health professionals to detect mild cognitive impairment. More information and access to multilingual versions is available for health professionals after free registration here.

Pediatric Symptom Checklist

The Pediatric Symptom Checklist (PSC) is a brief screening questionnaire that is used by pediatricians and other health professionals to improve the recognition and treatment of psychosocial problems in children. Multilingual versions of the PSC are available via the Massachusetts General Hospital Website.


The PHQ-9 is a nine question depression scale that allows quick assessment for depression. Access the PHQ-9 in a wide variety of languages here.

Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire

The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) is a brief behavioural screening questionnaire about 3-16 year olds. Translated versions of the SDQ are available here. 

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