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16:00 - 17:00 8 February 2017
Barriers and facilitators to accessing mental health services among young people from refugee background: Experience from Australia
Speaker: Dr Erminia Colucci, QMUL Centre for Psychiatry
Little research has been conducted worldwide on the experiences that children and young people from refugee backgrounds have with mental health services, despite evidence that children and young people from refugee backgrounds have significant vulnerability to the development of mental health problems and to suicidal behaviour and that those with mental ill-health typically underutilise services. Dr Erminia Colucci (MSc Lead and lecturer at QMUL Centre for Psychiatry) will discuss the findings of a project aimed to compare the perspectives of professionals and service users about barriers and facilitators to service access and engagement among young people from refugee backgrounds, which she carried out as the coordinator of the Melbourne Refugee Studies Program at The University of Melbourne (Australia).
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