The Victorian Refugee Health Network (the Network) is auspiced by the Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture (Foundation House) who provide specialist mental health services to people from refugee backgrounds. The Network is strongly involved with many activities of Foundation House. Some significant documents produced by Foundation House include:
- Rebuilding Shattered Lives
- Barriers and facilitators of utilisation of mental health service sby young people of refugee background
- Young people of refugee backgrounds share their thourghs on mental health issues and services
- Psychosocial indicators of wellbeing for resettled refugee children and youth: conceptrual and developmental directions
- Understanding the mental health and wellbeing of Afghan women in south east Melbourne
- The meaning and mental health consequences of long-term immigration detention for people seeking asylum
Further resources can be found on the Foundation House website.
In 2012 it was identified that further work had to be done to support the primary care and settlement sector in making referrals to specialist mental health services. The Network produced a Mental Health Services Referral Pathways tool to assist services providers. The Network also made a submission to the Victorian Department of Health Psychiatric Disability Support Services Reform Framework Consultation Paper.