Reports & Publications

VTMH Publications

Partners in diversity: A transcultural and community mental health collaboration to build organisational cultural responsiveness

De Silva, S. & McDonough, S. (2020). Partners in diversity: A transcultural and community mental health collaboration to build organisational cultural responsiveness. Fitzroy, VIC: Victorian Transcultural Mental Health.

Book Chapters

Re-building trust and connectedness in exile: The role of health and social institutions

Santhanam-Martin, R. (2020). Re-building trust and connectedness in exile: The role of health and social institutions. In L. De Haene & C. Rousseau (Eds.), Working with refugee families: Trauma and exile in family relationships (pp. 265-276). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Book Chapters

Recovering from mental illness and suicidal behaviour in a culturally diverse context: The use of digital storytelling

Colucci, E. & McDonough, S. (2020). Recovering from mental illness and suicidal behaviour in a culturally diverse context: The use of digital storytelling. In V. Lo, C. Berry, G. Liping (Eds.), Cross-cultural medical humanities and mental health in film and the Chinese medical humanities. London UK: Routledge.

VTMH Publications

Approaching work with interpreters in mental health settings: Project report

Victorian Transcultural Mental Health. (2019). Approaching work with interpreters in mental health settings: Project report. Fitzroy, VIC: Victorian Transcultural Mental Health.

Journal Articles

People of immigrant and refugee background sharing experiences of mental health recovery: Reflections and recommendations on using digital storytelling

McDonough, S. & Colucci, E. (2019). People of immigrant and refugee background sharing experiences of mental health recovery: reflections and recommendations on using digital storytelling. Visual Communication. DOI:10.1177/1470357218820651.

Journal Articles

Vox pop: Cultural diversity and mental health

Katsifis, V., Oehm, D., Di Mezza, S. & Cranfield, D. (2017). Vox pop: Cultural diversity and mental health. New Paradigm. Winter, 27-29.

Journal Articles

Evaluation of cultural responsiveness using a transcultural secondary consultation model

Santhanam-Martin, R., Fraser, N., Jenkins, A., & Tuncer, C. (2017). Evaluation of cultural responsiveness using a transcultural secondary consultation model. Transcultural Psychiatry54(4), 488–501.

Journal Articles

Putting your feet in gloves designed for hands’: Horn of Africa Muslim men perspective in emotional wellbeing and access to mental health services in Australia

Omar, Y., Kuay, J. & Tuncer, C. (2017). Putting your feet in gloves designed for hands: Horn of Africa Muslim men perspectives in emotional wellbeing and access to mental health services in Australia. International Journal of Culture and Mental Health, 10(4), 376-388.

VTMH Publications

Providing secondary consultations in a transcultural context: A reflection on a collection of clinical consultations

Kuay, J. & Tuncer, C. (2016). Providing secondary consultation in a transcultural context: A reflection on a collection of clinical consultations. Fitzroy, VIC: Victorian Transcultural Mental Health.

VTMH Publications

Responding to diversity: An evaluation of VTMH programs and services, 2013–2015

Victorian Transcultural Mental Health. (2016). Responding to diversity: An evaluation of VTMH programs and services, 2013–2015. Fitzroy, VIC: Victorian Transcultural Mental Health.