This chapter presents a critical discussion on the understanding and access of mental health services by people from diverse refugee backgrounds delivered in a Western cultural setting. Mental health services are heavily influenced by a biomedical approach, but there is a growing understanding of the importance of culture and biopsychosocial approaches. This chapter highlights some of the institutional and cultural issues that need to be addressed for the services to be effective. Practical approaches that have worked in different places are explored and critically discussed. A recovery-oriented model that recognizes that the individual is part of the community and the importance of spirituality are canvassed.
|Title of host publication||Mental health policy, practice, and service accessibility in contemporary society|
|Editors||Jennifer M. Martin|
|Place of Publication||Hershey PA|
|Number of pages||19|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
|Name||Advances in Human Services and Public Health (AHSPH)|