This fact sheet from the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health (CICMH) presents the relevance of taking into account the different ways in which mental health is represented in services across cultures.

« Studies have shown that racialized Canadians are less likely to seek support for mental health concerns than white Canadians. Evidence also shows that culturally adapted mental health interventions and programs can have a positive impact for racial and ethnic minorities seeking care. »

 Strategies are proposed to achieve this :

  • Incorporate cultural humility into professional development training provided to mental health support staff
  • Reflect on how cultural humility can be incorporated into policies, procedures, and practices
  • Develop and maintain relationships with community organizations that have the knowledge and expertise to provide culturally specific care
  • Introduce co-creation into service delivery models

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