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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 with details of the reference you require.

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New in June

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How do health services engage culturally and linguistically diverse consumers? An analysis of consumer engagement frameworks in Australia Chauhan, A,. and Walpola, R.L. et al Health Expectations 2021; 24: 1747- 1762
Vicarious Impacts of Working with Refugees and Asylum Seekers: An Integrative Review Fernandes, P. and Buus, B. et al. Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies (2022)
Access to health services among culturally and linguistically diverse populations in the Australian universal health care system: issues and challenges Khatri, R. B. and Assefa, Y. BMC Public Health (2022) 22, 880
Mental health outcomes in Syrian refugees: A systematic review Sá, FH de L. and Waikamp, V. et al. International Journal of Social Psychiatry (2022) June
A Refugee Rose of competencies and capabilities for mental healthcare of refugees Kamaldeep Bhui BJPsych Open (2022) 8 (2)
Lived experiences of transgender forced migrants and their mental health outcomes: systematic review and meta-ethnography Hermaszewska, S. and Sweeney, A. et al. BJPsych Open (2022) 8, ArtID e91.
Activating the attachment system modulates neural responses to threat in refugees with PTSD Liddell, B. J. and Malhi, G. S. et al. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (2021) Vol.16(12) pp 1244-1255.
Accessibility of web-based health information for women in midlife from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds or with low health literacy Bandyopadhyay, M. and Stanzel, M. et al. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health (2022) 46: 269-274.
Development of the South Sudan Mental Health Assessment Scale Ng, L. C. and Solomon, J. S. et al. Transcultural Psychiatry (2022) 59(3):274-291
The psychological impact of sexual torture: A gender-critical study of the perspective of UK-based clinicians and survivors Transcultural Psychiatry (2022) 59(3):380-392.
Distinct trajectories of psychological distress among resettled refugees: Community acceptance predicts resilience while low ingroup social support predicts clinical distress O’Donnell, A.W. and Paolini, S. et al. Transcultural Psychiatry (2022) June
Improving Cultural Competence and Self-Efficacy Among Postgraduate Nursing Students: Results of an Online Cultural Care Training Program Fadaeinia, M.M, and Miri, S. Journal of Transcultural Nursing (2022) June
Social Participation and Mental Health - Position Statement Mental Health Australia (2022) June
Understanding Internalized Racial Oppression and Second-Generation Vietnamese Huynh, J. A Journal of Psychology, 13(2), 129–140
Does family cohesion moderate the relationship between acculturative stress and depression among Asian American immigrants? Su, T. Asian American Journal of Psychology (2022) 13(2), 141–148
Discomfort in LGBT community and psychological well-being for LGBT Asian Americans: The moderating role of racial/ethnic identity importance Le, T. P. and Bradshaw, B.T. et al. Asian American Journal of Psychology (2022) 13(2), 149–157

New in May


Title Author Source
Risk of involuntary admission among first-generation ethnic minority groups with early psychosis: a retrospective cohort study using health administrative data Rodrigues, R. and MacDougall, A. et al. Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences (2020) 29, E59
Foundations of Somali resilience: Collective identity, faith, and community Terrana, A. and Ibrahim, N. et al. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology (2022)
Trauma-informed care in mental health services across NSW A framework for change NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation (2022)
Revisiting ‘resilience’ in light of racism, ‘othering’ and resistance Sims-Schouten, W. and Gilbert, P. Race & Class (2022) May
Migrants in the Australian workforce: a guidebook for policy makers Mackey, W. and Coates, B. et al. Grattan Institute (2022)
Improving health in immigration detention and promoting alternatives to detention Weiler, G. and Bartovic, J. et al. The Lancet 2022, 99, (10338) pp1849-1850
Impact of COVID-19 and lockdown on mental health and future orientation among young adult asylum seekers in Italy: A mixed-methods study Ceccon C. and Moscardino U. I. Transcultural Psychiatry (2022) May
Lived Experiences of Mongolian Immigrant Women Seeking Perinatal Care in the United States McClellan, C. and Madler, B. Journal of Transcultural Nursing (2022) May
Pilot evaluation of a group stabilisation intervention for refugees and asylum seekers with PTSD Griggs, M. and Liu, C. et al. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (2022) 50(1), 111-116.
Predictors of psychological distress in Syrian refugees with posttraumatic stress in Germany Renner, A. and Jäckle, D. et al. PloS One (2021) 16(8) e0254406.