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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.

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New in December


Title Author Source
Community-based health promotion about alcohol and other drugs in a multicultural Australia—what works? A review of evidence O'Mara, B. & Carey, G. et al. Health Education Research (2020) 35 (5) October, pp 437–449
The Rohingya Little Local: exploring innovative models of refugee engagement in Sydney, Australia Bestman , A. & Lloyd, J. et al. Australian Journal of Primary Health (2020) 26, 367–373
Our Hazara communities: health and health service experiences Kheradyar, A. & Couch, D. (2019) Murray Public Health Network (2019)
Negotiating the challenges of everyday life: the African immigrant experience in Queensland, Australia Udah, H. African Identities (2020)
Understandings and Responses to Domestic Violence in the African Great Lakes Communities of Western Sydney Dagistanli, S. & Umutoni Wa Shema, N. et al. Western Sydney University (2020) Penrith, NSW
The Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme and People With Disabilities From CALD Backgrounds Adibi, H. International Journal of Reliable and Quality E-Healthcare (IJRQEH) (2020) 9(3)
Approaching work with interpreting in mental health settings. Project Report Victorian Transcultural Mental Health (2019)
Perceived health, adversity, and posttraumatic stress disorder in Syrian and Iraqi refugees Javanbakht A. & Grasser L.R. et al. International Journal of Social Psychiatry (2020) December
People from refugee and asylum- seeking backgrounds: An open access annotated bibliography (3rd edition) Baker, S. (Ed.) Refugee Education Special Interest Group (December 2020)


New in November


Title Author Source
“Crazy person is crazy person. It doesn’t differentiate”: an exploration into Somali views of mental health and access to healthcare in an established UK Somali community Linney, C. & Ye, S. et al. International Journal for Equity in Health volume 19, Article number: 190 (2020)
A Review of mental ill health for cultural and linguistically diverse communities in Western Australia Fozdar, F. and Salter, K. Multicultural Futures (2020)
Advancing clinical trial awareness, involvement and access for people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds: position statement Dr Philomena Horsley Australian Clinical Trials Alliance (October 2020)
Communicating about COVID-19: Health literacy and language services during the pandemic Houghton, J. Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria Inc. (2020)
Crossing the line: Lived experience of sexual violence among trans women of colour from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds in Australia Ussher, J. M. & Hawkey, A. et al. Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (2020)
Cultural and Practical Implications for Psychiatric Telehealth Services: A Response to COVID-19 Goldin, D. & Maltseva, D. et al. Journal of Transcultural Nursing ( November 2020)
Digital Health Applications in Mental Health Care for Immigrants and Refugees: A Rapid Review Liem, A. & Natari, R. B. et al. Telemedicine and e-Health (2020)
Home is where our story begins: Family, community, and belonging for sexuality and gender diverse CALD people Asquith, N. L & Collison, A. et al. City of Parramatta, LGBTIQ domestic violence interagency, Western Sydney University and ACON (2020)
How COVID-19 Reveals Structures of Vulnerability Team, V. & Manderson, L. Medical Anthropology (2020)
Persistent psychological distress in resettled refugee women-at-risk at one-year follow-up: Contributions of trauma, post-migration problems, loss, and trust Vromans, L. & Schweitzer, R. D. Transcultural Psychiatry (October 2020)
Productivity Commission, Mental Health, Inquiry Report. Australian Government, Productivity Commission (2020)
Refugee status is associated with double the odds of psychological distress in mid-to-late life: Findings from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging Tong H. & Lung Y. et al. International Journal of Social Psychiatry (November 2020)
Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability: interim report Australian Government (2020)
The Influence of Training in Cross-Culturalism on Future Nurses: Can Education Change Prejudiced Attitudes Toward Migrants? Sánchez-Ojeda M.A, & Fernández-Gomez, E. et al. Journal of Transcultural Nursing. (November 2020)
Trauma, Resilience, and Mental Health in Migrant and Non-Migrant Youth: An International Cross-Sectional Study Across Six Countries Gatt, J. M. & Alexander, R. Frontiers in Psychiatry (9 March 2020)