Pegasus Health is a primary health organisation providing services and support to general practices and community-based health providers. This research “Canterbury’s Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Communities’ Views About Mental Illness” in 2017 was authored by Avnish Goyani, Lynley Cook, Susan Bidwell, Mastura Abd Rahman and Ester Vallero and sponsored by Pegasus Health.
The primary aim of the study was to describe beliefs about mental illness within some of Canterbury’s CALD populations communities. The secondary purpose was to identify factors limiting the engagement of CALD populations with mental health services in Christchurch.
The study method includes a review of international and New Zealand literature, semi-structured interviews with ten CALD participants and a descriptive thematic analysis.
The report introduction includes:
The report findings provide: