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The Transcultural Mental Health Centre Knowledge Hub aims to link you with the latest research and resources relevant to the mental health of culturally and linguistically diverse people in Australia.

The Knowledge Hub includes items published since October 2017. Clicking on the title of the resource will take you directly to the publisher's website. Where available we have included links to the full text of items. If the full text is not freely available online, your hospital or local council library can assist you to locate the full text. If you are a TMHC Clinical Contractor please contact us at [email protected] with details of the reference you require.

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New in March

Title Author Source
Predictors of depression among Syrian refugee women: A socio-culturally relevant analysis Hosseini, Z. and Bakdash, T. et al. International Journal of Social Psychiatry 2023;0(0).
NSW Settlement Strategy February 2023 - June 2025 NSW Government (2023)
‘Counting us in’ MYAN report on the settlement experiences of LGBTQI+ refugee & asylum seeker young adults Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network (MYAN) Australia (2023)
Trauma-Related Psychopathology in Iraqi Refugee Youth Resettled in the United States, and Comparison With an Ethnically Similar Refugee Sample: A Cross-Sectional Study Grasser, L. R, and Haddad, L. et al; Frontiers in Psychology. Vol.12 2021, ArtID 574368
An online tiered screening procedure to identify mental health problems among refugees Meurling, J. and Rondung, E. et al. BMC Psychiatry (2023) 23, Article number 7
Addressing the mental health needs of those affected by the earthquakes in Türkiye Kurt, G. and Uygun, E. The Lancet Psychiatry (2023) March 01
Perceived adversity and psychological distress in refugee married couples resettling in the United States Khalil, D. and George, Z. International Journal of Social Psychiatry (2023)
The NSW mental health care system on the brink: Evidence from the frontline NSW Branch of the Royal Australian New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (2023)
Impact of social media-based dance therapy in treating depression symptoms among victims of Russia–Ukraine war Ahmad, J. and Okwuowulu, C. et al. Health Promotion International (2022) 37 (6) daac172
Translation and validation of the Dari International Trauma Questionnaire (ITQ) in Afghan asylum seekers and refugees Andisha, P., Jawad Shahab, M. and Lueger-Schuster, B. European Journal of Psychotraumatology (2023) 14:1
Who are you going to talk to? Help-seeking for partner violence among refugee-background young women in Australia Helena de Anstiss Australian Psychologist (2023) 58:1, 6-17
The impact of COVID-19 stressors on refugee mental health and well-being in the context of sustained displacement. Hoffman, J. and Liddell, B. J. et al. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry (2023) 93(2), 144–155.
Service providers’ experiences of interpreter-assisted mental health care for people with refugee backgrounds Mahdavi, E. G. and Due, C. et al. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice (2023) Advance online publication.
The effects of traumatic experiences during transit and pushback on the mental health of refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants Marković, M. V., Bobić, A. and Živanović, M. European Journal of Psychotraumatology (2023) 14:1
Trauma and resettlement: lessons learned from a mental health screening and treatment programme for Syrian refugees in the UK Wood, M. and Gerskowitch, C. et al. International Review of Psychiatry (2023) 34:6, 588-595
Global migration: Moral, political and mental health challenges Jarvis, G. E. and Kirmayer, L. J. Transcultural Psychiatry (2023)
Family First: Evidence of Consistency and Variation in the Value of Family Versus Personal Happiness Across 49 Different Cultures Krys, K. and Yeung, J.C. et al. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology (2023) 54(3), 323–339.
How I Remember My Mother’s Story: A Cross-National Investigation of Vicarious Family Stories in Turkey and New Zealand Bakir-Demir, T. and Reese, E. et al. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology (2023) 54(3), 340–364.

New in February


Title Author Source
A Scoping Review on the Role of Religion in the Experience of IPV and Faith-Based Responses in Community and Counseling Settings Istratii, R. and Ali, P. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 0(0).
Testing the Assumptions in the Process of Cultural Competence in the Delivery of Healthcare Services Using Empirical Data, Focusing on Cultural Awareness Sahamkhadam, N. and Andersson, A.K. et al. Journal of Transcultural Nursing. 2023;0(0)
Access and Use of Preventive Health Care by Adolescents in Immigrant Families: An Integrative Review Durning, J.D. and Moriarty, H. Journal of Transcultural Nursing (2023) 34(2):157-165.
Conceptualisations of mental illness and stigma in Congolese, Arabic-speaking and Mandarin-speaking communities: a qualitative study Slewa-Younan, S. and Krstanoska-Blazeska, K. et al. BMC Public Health (2022) 22, 2353
Understanding the pathology of psychiatric disorders in refugees Bartlett, R. and Sarnyai, Z. et al. Psychiatry Research. Vol.296 2021, ArtID 113661
Complex post-traumatic stress disorder: a much needed diagnosis Marylene Cloitre BJPsych Open. Vol.8 2022, ArtID e177
Hope for the future: A qualitative analysis of the resettlement experience of Syrian refugee adolescents and parents d’Abreu, A. and Castro-Olivo, S. et al. School Psychology International. Vol.42(2), 2021, pp. 132-156
Mental health in refugee children Dangmann, C. and Dybdahl, R. et al. Current Opinion in Psychology. Vol.48 2022, ArtID 101460.
The lived experience of surviving from the Islamic State attack and capture in Iraq and Syria: An arts-based qualitative study with Yazidi young women Abdulah, D.M. and Abdulla, B.M.O. et al. International Journal of Social Psychiatry. 2023;69(1):117-133.