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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 Staff Member or Clinical Contractor please contact us at [email protected] with details of the reference you require.

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New in May

Title Author Source
Lived Experiences of Mental Health Recovery in Persons of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Backgrounds within the Australian Context Levy-Fenner, E., Colucci, E. and McDonough, S. Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Mental Health (2024)11, 7–32
Effectively supporting Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) young people with their mental health and wellbeing – does this matter or exist in Australia? Luu, B. and Fox, L. et al. Social Work in Mental Health (2024) 22(2) 171-197
Reflections on culture in practice amongst team leaders and directors in Australian public mental health services Richardson, C.D. and Murray, K.E. Clinical Psychologist (2024) 28(1), 1-14
Mental health care for trans and gender diverse youth from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds: Reflections from communities of practice Macedo, D. M and McEvoy, M. et al. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health (2024)
Taking racism out of clinical guidelines Mafi, A. , Naqvi, H. and L'Esperance, V.L. BMJ (2024);385:q942
Social Justice Report 2023 Human Rights for Mental Health Consumers in NSW BEING – Mental Health Consumers Ltd. (2024)
The Gender- and Sexuality-Based Harms of Refugee Externalization: A Role for Human Rights Due Diligence Talbot, A., Vogl, A. and Dehm, S. International Journal of Refugee Law (2024) eeae010
Joint Regional Mental Health and Sucide Prevention Plan 2024 -2026 Central and Eastern Sydney Central and Eastern Sydney PHN (2024)
World Migration Report 2024 United Nations, International Organization for Migration (IOM) (2024)
Factors associated with involuntary mental healthcare in New South Wales, Australia Corderoy, A. and Large, M.M. et al. BJPsych Open (2024) 10(2):e59

New in April


Title Author Source
Standard guidelines on electronic mental health and psychosocial support for humanitarian assistance Ahmed, D. R. and Heun, R. The Lancet Psychiatry (2024)
Mental Health Workforce Solutions: Towards a strategy for community-managed mental health in NSW, 2024 Henderson, C., Sam, K,. and Tadros, E.M. Mental Health Coordinating Council (2024)
A Community Engagement Framework: Integrating refugee background communities’ voices into the mental health system reform Foundation House and Victorian Health Refugee Network (2024)
Insights from Community Advisory Groups: Improving access to mental health support for refugee background communities in Victoria Foundation House and Victorian Health Refugee Network (2024)
Working with Children, Young People and Families from a Refugee and Asylum-seeking Background Child Youth Refugee Community of Practice, VIC Child Youth Refugee Community of Practice, VIC (2024)
Investigating the acceptability of a culturally adapted acceptance and commitment therapy group for UK Vietnamese communities: A practice-based feasibility study Perry, A. and Gardener, C. et al. Transcultural Psychiatry (2024)
Refugee Health Flexible Fund: Review Report and Project Summaries for 2021-2023 Blignault, I. with Sandrejko, N. and Cook , J. et al. NSW Ministry of Health (2024)
Exploring community mental health service use following hospital-treated intentional self-harm among older Australians: a survival analysis Sharwood, L.N. and Waller, M. et al. International Psychogeriatrics (2023) Published online 1-10.
Understanding spiritual and religious abuse in the context of intimate partner violence Truong, M. and Ghafournia, N. Australian Institute of Family Studies, Policy and Practice Paper (2024)
Profiles of posttraumatic stress disorder and negative world assumptions in treatment-seeking refugees Bosscher, I.I. and de la Rie, M. European Journal of Psychotraumatology (2024) 15:1, 2314915
Mental health screening in refugees communities: Ukrainian refugees and their post-traumatic stress disorder specificities Figueiredo, S., and Dierks, S. et al. European Journal of Trauma & Dissociation (2024) 8 (1) March, 100382
PHN Multicultural Health Framework PHN Multicultural Health Framework Working Group (2024)
Out of Sight, Out of Mind Enduring barriers to mental health care in regional and remote Australia National Mental Health Consumer Health Alliance (2024)
Alcohol and Other Drugs Psychosocial Interventions Practice Guide NSW Ministry of Health (2023)