Refugee Mental Health

Two published papers described the protocol for the Monash Health study and the results from it; further work is underway based on the Building a New Life in Australia data set.

Refugee study published papers:

Enticott JC, Shawyer F, Vasi S, Buck K, Cheng I-H, Russell G, Kakuma R, Minas H, Meadows G. A systematic review of studies with a representative sample of refugees and asylum seekers living in the community for participation in mental health research. BMC Medical Research Methodology. 2017;17(37):16.

Shawyer F, Enticott JC, Block AA, Cheng I-H, Meadows GN. The mental health status of refugees and asylum seekers attending a refugee health clinic including comparisons with a matched sample of Australian-born residents. BMC Psychiatry. 2017;17(76).

Shawyer F, Enticott JC, Doherty AR, Block AA, Cheng I-H, Wahidi S, Meadows G. A cross-sectional survey of the mental health needs of refugees and asylum seekers attending a refugee health clinic: A study protocol for using research to inform local service delivery. BMC Psychiatry. 2014;14(1):2-11.