Migrant women need help to unlock mental health services

If you have ever lived in an unfamiliar place, you will know that it often takes time to adjust.

This can be made all the more harder when the new culture is different to what you know, and you look different to the dominant culture.

Despite multiculturalism being embraced by Australians, migrants can still face racism and isolation, which can have devastating effects on mental health.

Olutoyin Babatunde-Sowole is a PhD student at the University of Technology Sydney. She is the author of a new study that has looked at the population of African migrant woman in particular, and found that mental health issues are compounded because it is culturally unacceptable to seek help for mental health.

Image: United Nations Photo.

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