This paper outlines a brief, sensitive screening tool with robust psychometric properties that is easy to administer at the agency of first presentation. The STAR-MH has been developed to facilitate mental health referrals for people seeking asylum and newly arrived people from refuge
This information sheet aims to provide greater clarity to health service providers about the changes to SRSS and the roles health services may be asked to play in assessing clients’ capacity to work. SRSS is the program that supports vulnerable migrants who are waiting for decisions o
Many health professionals prepare and provide written health plans, summaries, reports, letters and referrals (hereon in ‘health information’) for asylum seekers. This information sheet aims to: give an overview about who may request these documents, explain who may have access to the
This Refugee Council of Australia report articulates the barriers to education faced by people seeking asylum and refugees on temporary visas. The report also has a list of scholarships that people on temporary visas can access.
The new Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID) and Refugee Health Network of Australia (RHeaNA) Recommendations for comprehensive post-arrival health assessment for people from refugee-like backgrounds have been launched. Below is the link to the free PDF, and har
The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC)’s Refuge from our Rhetoric event in late 2015 launched research into the language used in the debate around people seeking asylum. The research, led by communications expert and researcher, Anat Shenker-Osario, asks How do we put forth a compel
Delivering for Diversity – Cultural Diversity Plan 2016 – 2019 plan provides a framework for the Department of Health and Human Services to embed cultural diversity in all the department’s services, programs and policies.