Authors: Samson Tse
Event: 2002 TheMHS Conference
Subject: Transcultural Mental Health, multicultural, book of proceedings
Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers
Abstract: Results of the latest New Zealand Census (June, 2001) revealed that the Asian population has grown from the fourth in 1996 to the third largest ethnic group in the country, just behind Maori. This paper examines mental health issues related to children, youth and family, domestic violence against women, problem gambling, education, psychiatric morbidity and elder care services in New Zealand. The paper is concluded by highlighting a basic framework to aim at improving the metal health status of the Asian community in New Zealand and Australia.