Asian, refugee and migrant communities
As New Zealand’s population continues to diversify, it is critical the mental health and addiction sector is able to respond to the unique needs of specific population groups such as Māori, Asian, Pacific and refugee and migrant communities.
Since 2008 Te Pou has been working to develop and share evidence around what works and what does not work in mental health promotion, service access and service delivery for these specific population groups.
Te Pou has developed a series of factsheets on service responsiveness to Asian, refugee and migrant populations which outline how and why services should be responsive to these communities. These factsheets are for people advocating for, developing, adapting, contracting and funding or planning mental health or addiction services.
Two research reports and research updates have also been completed in this area.