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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 October

Title Author Source
A qualitative study of perceptions of risk and protective factors for suicide among Bhutanese refugees Meyerhoff, J. and Iyiewuare, P. et al. Asian American Journal of Psychology (2021) 12(3), 204–214
Refugee Mental Health Framework: A Systematic Tool and Approach That Optimizes Outcomes Asian American Journal of Psychology (2021), 2(3), 241–249
Intergenerational Solidarity and Being Primary Caregiver for Older Parents in Chinese American Families: Findings From PIETY Study Xu L and Liu J. et al. Journal of Transcultural Nursing (2021) 32(6):716-726.
Multicultural policy since 2010: a quick guide Dr Susan Love Australian Parliamentary Library, Research Paper Series (2021) - 22
Using a professional framework to guide research interviews with registered nurses who are former refugees: A discussion paper Chok, H. N. and Lewis, P. et al. Collegian (2021)
The impact of COVID-19 and its associated restrictions on the residents of NSW during 2020 Review Partners Mental Health Commission of NSW (2021)
Hearing the voices of refugees and asylum seekers in Malaysia Outcome Report of Malaysia Refugee Consultation Ramazan, M. and Peace, F. Asia Pacific Network of Refugees
An overview of academic literature, policy documents, lived experience accounts and community reports Bower, M. and Smout, S. Australia’s Mental Health Think Tank (2021)
The experience of South Sudanese migrant families during the COVID‐19 pandemic in Melbourne Dut, G. M. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health (2021) 45(5), 427–429
Psychological autopsy study and risk factors for suicide in Muslim countries Arafat, S. aKhan, M. M. et al. Health Science Reports (2021) 4(4) e414

New in September


Title Author Source
Exploring presentation differences in multi-cultural youth seeking assistance for mental health problems Shepherd, S., Harries, C., Spivak, B. et al. BMC Psychology 9, 63 (2021)
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on delivery of services to CALD communities in Australia Enqi Weng, Fethi Mansouri and Matteo Vergani Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation ADI Policy Briefing Papers 2(2) 2021
Migration and Disability Factsheets - English, Arabic, Hindi, Simplified Chinese, Thai and Vietnamese National Ethnic Disability Alliance (2021)
COVID - 19 and young migrants - impacts and solutions Deloitte Access Economics and Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network (2021)
Foundations for belonging 2021 - insights on newly arrived refugees: women and digital inclusion Culos, I. and McMahon, T. et al. Settlement Services International/Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University 2021
Barriers to wellbeing: Migration and vulnerability during the pandemic Lessard-Phillips, L. and Fu, L. et al. Nuffield Foundation and Doctors of the World (2021)
Barriers and Supports Experienced by Pacific Peoples in Aotearoa New Zealand’s Mental Health Services Fa’alogo-Lilo C, Cartwright C. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. (September 2021)
Integrating Cultural Beliefs About Illness in Counseling With Refugees: A Phenomenological Study Bartholomew TT, Gundel BE, Kang E, et al. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. (September 2021)
Australia's Welfare 2021 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2021)
A Place to call home: A pilot survey of people seeking asylum in Greater Sydney Conroy, E. and Ucak, A. et al. Jesuit Refugee Services and Western Sydney University (August 2021)
Comprehensive Mental Health Action Plan 2013 - 2030 World Health Organization, Geneva (2021)
The role of migration processes and cultural factors in the classification of personality disorders Najjarkakhaki A. and Ghane S. Transcultural Psychiatry. September 2021
The Association Between Racism and Suicidality Among Young Minority Groups: A Systematic Review Rudes G, and Fantuzzi C. Journal of Transcultural Nursing. September 2021