Australian African Mental Health in Queensland was formed by 5 Directors following health inequalities within Queensland in the context of huge migrants of African descent and other cultural groups ending up in the mental health system.
There is minimal understanding of health care needs for people of African cultural within the mental health system.
A big majority people from the African Heritage do not understand the Mental Health Act and also lack understanding on the Patients right charter.
- Mental health promotion and early prevention.
- Easier access to mental health services to reduce prevalence and suicide rates in order to build resilience and reduce stigmatisation.
- Implementation of rehabilitation program’s in hospital and in the community
- Provide cultural sensitivity program’s to increase participation and promote community engagement
- Increase cultural programs that will promote sustainable rehabilitation.