Project Details

The influence of Ethnic Identity and Ethnic Socialisation on Help-seeking behaviour for Mental Health

Eileen Willie-Pepple
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Project Background/Aims:
Studies have found that less than half of those with mental disorders seek help for these problems. Help-seeking is particularly low among ethnic minority groups, despite symptoms of mental disorder being more common. The study will try to explain what aspect of ethnic identity leads to these differences from a social constructivist point of view. The study will look at how ethnic socialisation informs ethnic identity and how these influence mental health, including help seeking behaviour for mental health.
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