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Mind Matters : the mental health and wellbeing of young people from diverse cultural backgrounds /

By: Centre for Multicultural Youth
Publisher: Carlton, Vic. Centre for Multicultural Youth 2014Description: PDFSubject(s): Immigrant Youth Mental Health | Immigrants Services For | Disadvantaged GroupsOnline Resources: Electronic copy
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February 2014 Policy Paper

Mental health is the major health issue facing young Australians. Overall mental health and substance abuse disorders account for 60-70% of the disease burden among 15-24 year olds in Australia. There has been a broad recognition amongst service providers and governments at a range of levels, that despite the quality services provided by the specialist mental health sector and many universal services, services are not in general responding widely and early enough to mental health problems in children and young people. There are strong indication of significant under-reporting of mental health concerns and low rates of professional help seeking amongst multicultural young people. The current review of Victoria's mental health system provides an important opportunity to ensure that multicultural youth mental health concerns are given particular consideration.

Mind matters the mental health and wellbeing of young people from diverse cultural backgrounds .pdf

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