Mental health

Resources for health practitioners working in refugee mental health.

Handbook

Refugee Health Care: A Handbook for Health Professionals

Refugee Health Care: A Handbook for Health Professionals (2012) is for health professionals working with new refugees in New Zealand. Designed to support health workers in primary, community and secondary health care settings in the delivery of safe, effective and culturally appropriate care for their refugee clients.

Te Pou o Te Whakaaro Nui

Te Pou is New Zealand’s National Centre of Mental Health Research, Information and Workforce Development.

Te Pou has produced a suite of guides that intend to better inform staff working therapeutically with specific population groups about the processes of engagement and therapies that are particularly effective. Each guide provides an overview of key mental health and addiction issues facing these populations, the principles for engagement that practitioners can employ to strengthen the therapeutic relationship, the talking therapies that have proven effective with these groups and how therapy might be adapted to meet their specific needs.

Published guides include:

Two research reports each with important implications for service delivery, therapy and workforce development in New Zealand:

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