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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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NSW Anti-Racism Working Group Racial Literacy Starter Toolkit Isabella Torrisi NSW Local Government Multicultural Network Anti- Racism Working group
Social capital and mental health problems among Syrian refugee adolescents: The mediating roles of perceived social support and post-traumatic symptoms Duren, R. & Yalçın, Ö International Journal of Social Psychiatry 67 (3) 2021, pp 243-250
Effectiveness of a Community-based Group Mindfulness Program tailored for Arabic and Bangla-speaking Migrants Blignault, I. Saab, H. & Woodland, L. et al. International Journal of Mental Health Systems 15, Article number: 32 (2021)
Complementing standard Western measures of depression with locally co-developed instruments: A cross-cultural study on the experience of depression among the Luo in Kenya Osborn, T.l., Kleinman A. & Weisz, J.R. Transcultural Psychiatry (April 2021)
(C)overt linguistic racism: Eastern-European background immigrant women in the Australian workplace Tankosić, A. & Dovchin, S. Ethnicities (April 2021)
Islamophobia in Myanmar: the Rohingya genocide and the ‘war on terror’ Naved Bakali Race & Class (2021) 62(4), pp 53-71
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 RD, Brough M, et al. Transcultural Psychiatry (2021) 58(2) pp157-171
Sleep difficulties among South Sudanese former refugees settled in Australia Bruck, D. Atem Deng, S. & Kot, B. Transcultural Psychiatry (2021) 58(2) pp172-186
An exploration of the Adaptation and Development after Persecution (ADAPT) model with young adult Hazaras from refugee backgrounds in Australia Copolov, C. & Knowles, A. Transcultural Psychiatry (2021) 58(2) pp 187-199
Self-recognition of trauma-related psychopathology and help-seeking among resettled Iraqi refugees in Australia Mond, J. & Slewa-Younan, S. et al. Transcultural Psychiatry (2021) 58(2) pp 215-225
Experiences of Family Burden in Caring for the Severely Mentally Ill in a Foreign Land: A Qualitative Study of Chinese Immigrant Families in Toronto, Canada Law, S. Andermann, L. & Chow, W. et al. Transcultural Psychiatry (March 2021)
Building community-based mental health services and supports: Project Summary Report Mental Health Commission of NSW (2020)
Living with and Healing from Complex Trauma Kezelman, C. Gallagher, I. & Schmiedgen, P. Blue Knot Foundation & BEING on behalf of the National Mental Health Commission
Predicting rejection attitudes toward utilizing formal mental health services in Muslim women in the US: Results from the Muslims’ perceptions and attitudes to mental health study Ali, S. Elsayed, D. & Elahi, S. International Journal of Social Psychiatry (March 2021)
The experiences of culturally and linguistically diverse people with disability Issues paper Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (2021)
A framework for preferred practices in conducting culturally competent health research in a multicultural society Woodland, L. Blignault, I. O’Callaghan, C. & Harris-Roxas, B. Health Research Policy and Systems 19, Article number 24 (2021)
Addressing self‐harm among detained asylum seekers in Australia during the COVID‐19 pandemic Kyli Hedrick, K. & Borschmann, R. Australian and New Zealand of Public Health 45, 1,( February 2021) Pages 80-80
Wellbeing and experiences of Chinese and Vietnamese carers of people with mental illness in Australia Cheong Poon AW, Cassaniti M, Sapucci M, Ow R Transcultural Psychiatry. 2021;58(3):351-364.
Issues facing diaspora communities in Australia Commonwealth of Australia, The Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee (2021)
Responding Together Multicultural Young People and their Mental Health Orygen and the Centre for Multicultural Youth (2020)
Apart Together survey: Preliminary overview of refugees and migrants self-reported impact of COVID-19 World Health Organization (2020)
Development of the Chinese, Malay and Tamil translations of the Positive Mental Health Instrument: Cross-cultural adaptation, validity and internal consistency Vaingankar JA, Abdin E, Chong SA, et al. Transcultural Psychiatry (2021) 58(1) pp76-95
A Longitudinal Investigation of Discrimination and Mental Health in Chinese International Students: The Role of Social Connectedness Sun X, Hall GCN, DeGarmo DS, Chain J, Fong MC. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. (2021) 52(1) pp61-77