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Prague We will provide you with more information as soon as possible! Check the box that you agree with the terms of service. Click 'Submit. Understand advantages and disadvantages of approaches such as inclusion, mainstreaming, streaming and tracking in order to enhance good quality of education and training for all learners. Identify risk factors and different types of barriers, cultural biases, stereotypes and prejudice, increase synergies between education, research and apply innovative interventional activities. Each of these considerations in turn provides opportunities for new ways of engaging across cultures that can empower all parties involved rather than disempower and marginalize some groups while empowering others.

Rather than approach the considerations from a deficit approach, where each of these is a problem, they can provide new avenues for developing integrated and holistic approaches toward working with mental health. A few of these avenues have been discussed in the paper, and some of these are already beginning to make inroads into mainstream mental health services, such as the emphasis on integrative services and the recovery approach.

Others, which have been delineated in greater detail in this paper, such as working with positive resources in the community and cultural partnerships, are those where very small one-off projects have been embarked on and where arguably there is much more opportunity for broad based research and practice.

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Abstract The purpose of this paper is to explore some of the key considerations that lie at the intersection of cultural diversity and mental health. Keywords: culture, cultural diversity, mental health, mental illness, cultural partnerships.

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Introduction Culture is a broad and vexed term that can be defined in a range of ways, depending on the field of study and the perspective of the person using the term. Key considerations Hechanova and Waeldle 14 suggest that there are five key components of diverse cultures that have implications for mental health professionals. Ways forward Mainstream mental health systems are increasingly acknowledging the intersection of cultural diversity. Conclusion In this article, some of the key considerations of working with diverse cultures in mental health have been explored and the point made that there can be severe repercussions on individuals and communities if systems and processes are not in place to enable mental health providers to work effectively across cultures.

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