Mental Health Education and Resource Centre

Asian Mental Health: Cultural Differences and Advocacy

$80 Early Bird* | $90 Non Subsidised


Workshop Type: Introductory | Workshop Level: Four | Catering: Refreshments provided

This workshop is for people who would like to develop a greater understanding of mental health issues and cultural mores from an Asian perspective, in order to work more effectively with their multicultural client base Wider Christchurch's second largest population group is now Asian and the Western concept of mental wellbeing is not traditionally understood within that community, instead being viewed as a stigma, one that brings enormous loss of face to the family unit. The workshop will include findings of a research project titled “Asian People's Healthcare Needs in the Wider Christchurch Area”, conducted with Partnership Health. During our interactive presentation we will investigate the culture behind the face: understanding the how by understanding the why.

• Asian culture in general
• Differences with Asian perspective
• Mental illness from an Asian perspective
• Depression, alcohol and addiction issues in Asian populations

Learning Intentions
Participants will be provided with the opportunity to:
• Develop an understanding of Asian people
• Learn how best to communicate (verbal and non-verbal) and learn how to deal with sustain talk and discord
• Develop an understanding for the Asian culture

Let’s Get Real Skills
• Professional and Personal Development
• Working with Service Users
• Working with Families/Whānau
• Working with Communities

*Early Bird Discount: Register by 6 April 2018 to receive $10.00 off (automatically applied at checkout). 

Please note: Distance learning participants may be joining this session via Webinar.

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