Ready to launch a new 5 year project
Identify and decrease access barriers to mental health and wellness services for newcomers to the Brooks, Newell County, and Medicine Hat regions in southeast Alberta.
Develop the capacity to provide culturally appropriate service delivery in the mental health sector.
Develop curriculum and begin certified in-service and training to improve cultural competence of service providers.
The project explores barriers to accessing mental health and mental wellness services.
Services wil be explored in Brooks, Newell County, and the Medicine Hat region in southeast Alberta.
Recommendations will be made for reducing the barriers.
This research project has a broad-based advisory council representative of communities in southeast Alberta.
Annual mental health conference on topics related to culture and delivery of services for newcomers.
Culturally appropriate mental health specific curriculum for health professionals and service providers will be developed.
Exploring Barriers to Mental Wellness in Rural Newcomers
Virtual conference held on February 10, 2022.
The day included speakers and panellists focusing on newcomer experiences and barriers to mental wellness.
Dr. Bukola Salami
Dr. Rahat Zaidi
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