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Cultural characteristics of mental health service users

The VTMH - Monday, June 20, 2016
The whole Australian population is culturally and linguistically diverse with characteristics varying amongst the population. People may face language and cultural barriers when accessing mental health care. Cultural beliefs about what constitutes mental illness and how to respond to it can affect how people explain symptoms, seek help, and access health services. ABS has released an anal read more...

Special Seminar with Dr Yusuf Sheikh Omar

The VTMH - Friday, May 06, 2016
On Monday 18th April, Dr Yusuf Omar presented a seminar at VTMH on Horn of Africa Muslim men and their experiences and understanding of mental health and how they utilized traditional as well as mainstream services. From his qualitative research involving young and elder participants, Dr Omar identified that immigration and settlement-linked stressors such as unemployment, racism, gende read more...