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:

Cooper, S., Enticott, J. C., Shawyer, F., & Meadows, G. (2019). Determinants of Mental Illness Among Humanitarian Migrants: Longitudinal Analysis of Findings From the First Three Waves of a Large Cohort Study. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 10(12). doi:10.3389/fpsyt.2019.00545

Enticott, J., Buck, K., & Shawyer, F. (2018). Finding "hard to find" literature on hard to find groups: A novel technique to search grey literature on refugees and asylum seekers. Int J Methods in Psychiatr Res., e1580. doi:10.1002/mpr.1580

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.