Mental Health Support for Afghan Whānau Handbook | RASNZ
Refugees as Survivors New Zealand (RASNZ) has put together a handbook providing helpful knowledge and information for providers supporting Afghan and other refugee background communities in mental health services, PHOs, hospitals, community health services, schools, universities, MBIE/INZ, Red Cross, settlement support services, NGOs, ethnic community organisations and other services.
The handbook provides the following information:
Literacy rate• Family dynamics
Prevalence of war and trauma
Trauma and evacuation – loss and grief
Resilience factors – post-traumatic growth
Common feelings and behaviours when crises hit back home
How can we support Whānau?
Practical reminders• When should Whānau seek professional help?
Support services for Afghan communities in Aotearoa