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Translated Mental Health Resources

Translated Mental Health Resources

This page provides direct links to reliable national and international websites and databases enabling refugees and asylum seekers, social and mental health care professionals, organisations and agencies working with them in the UK and internationally to easily access an abundance of translated mental as well as general health resources and information in a variety of languages.

The national and international websites below have been researched and put together by Dr Farkhondeh Farsimadan, a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, who is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and an HCPC registered Psychologist.

Please use the links below to access the websites.
  • www.ethnomed.org/
    www.ethnomed.org/patient-education/mental-health/mental-health-patient-education
    EthnoMed is Harborview Medical Centre’s ethnic medicine website containing medical and cultural information about immigrant and refugee groups. EthnoMed is a joint program of the University of Washington Health Sciences Libraries and Harborview Medical Centre’s Interpreter Services Department/Community House Calls Program (ISD/CHC). Information provided is specific to groups in the Seattle area, USA, but much of the cultural and health information may be of interest to individuals and professionals in other geographic areas. EthnoMed provides a collection of resources and information (with some translated information) related to cross-cultural and refugee health topics including refugee mental health, select populations' cultural perspectives regarding mental illness, and teaching videos about providing culturally competent care and managing stigma.
  • www.healthinfotranslations.org
    Health Information Translations provides education resources in multiple languages for health care professionals and others to use in their communities. Resources are easy to read and culturally appropriate.  The website is a collaboration of health education specialists from the four health systems in Central Ohio, the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Centre, Mount Carmel Health System, OhioHealth, Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
  • www.heretohelp.bc.ca/resource-library
    www.heretohelp.bc.ca/other-languages
    Here to Help is a project of the British Columbia Partners for Mental Health and Substance Use Information in Canada. The project is made of a group of seven leading mental health and substance non-profit agencies working together to help people live well and better prevent and manage mental health and substance use problems. Here to Help provides information/fact sheets in English and a number of languages that were developed and tested through a community process to make sure the translations are accurate as well as sensitive.
  • www.keltymentalhealth.ca/mental-health/cross-cultural-mental-health
    www.keltymentalhealth.ca/resources
    www.keltymentalhealth.ca/info/translated-information
    The BC Children’s Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre provides mental health and substance use information, resources, and peer support to children, youth and their families from across BC, Canada. Children, youth and families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds may experience additional challenges accessing mental health information and services, as a result, the centre provides cross-cultural translated resources and tools that community and health professionals can use to strengthen their ability to support the mental health of diverse families in British Columbia.
    These resources and information are available in Chinese (Simplified & Traditional), Farsi, French, Korean, Punjabi.
  • https://medlineplus.gov/languages/languages.html
    MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's website produced by the US National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library. The website provides an abundance of free, reliable and up-to-date health information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in about 50 languages to people all over the world. 
  • www.multiculturalmentalhealth.ca
    Multicultural Mental Health Resource Centre, MMHRC, Canada was developed from grants from the Mental Health Commission of Canada and the Canadian Institute of Health Research.  This website provides resources for lay people, people with mental health problems and their families, community organisations and healthcare professionals.
  • resourcecentre.savethechildren.net/
    Save the Children’s Resource Centre is an online library that hosts comprehensive, reliable and up-to-date information on Save the Children's thematic areas: child protection, child rights governance, health & nutrition, education and child poverty. The website is open to the public and provides access to over 7,000 materials all in one place and a number of languages including English, Arabic, French, Italian, Spanish, etc.
  • https://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mental-health/translations
    Translated versions of Royal College of Psychiatrists mental health information including user-friendly and evidence-based information in the form of leaflets on mental health problems and disorders, treatments, and information for young people, parents and carers, are available in a number of languages to mental health practitioners and clients.

Translations

This page provides translations in a number of languages including Bulgarian, Farsi, French, Hungarian, Romanian, Spanish, etc., introducing some of the portal pages and resources e.g., About Us, Contact Us, Resource Centre, Translated Mental Health Resources, Relaxation Techniques and Exercise Audios and Directory of Services & Organisations for Refugees, Asylum Seekers & Migrants.

These translated texts and resources aim to assist refugees and asylum seekers, social and mental health care professionals, organisations and agencies working with them in the UK and internationally to easily access a wealth of translated health resources and information in a variety of languages.

We would like to express our deepest gratitude to all colleagues and students at the University of East London and beyond who helped with translating the materials on this page.

The translations below have been formatted by Dr Farkhondeh Farsimadan, a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, who is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and an HCPC registered Psychologist.