Supporting the mental health of young people from refugee backgrounds

A submission to the Victorian Government’s 10 Year Mental Health Plan
Date of Publication: 
October 5, 2015

This submission focusses on questions from the youth and refugee technical papers, including: 

  • Are the key barriers to good mental health and disadvantage associated with poor mental health for young people adequately described? 
  • How can we improve these outcomes for young people (having regard to what we know about the barriers and harms experienced by young people)? What do we know works? 
  • Do the options for consideration focus effort where it is most needed and most effective? Are there other options that should also be considered? 
  • How do we build system capacity of the specialist mental health service system to respond to the mental health needs of people from refugee backgrounds, including asylum seekers, across the continuum of services and establish new or redesigned functions to address critical gaps and pressing needs? 
  • What other challenges or opportunities arise in relation to providing adequate mental healthcare for people from refugee backgrounds, including asylum seekers? 


Publication Era: 
2007-Present (Centre for Multicultural Youth)
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