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Does language have a positive impact on the prevalence of mental health

4 months
Approved budget:
Miss Eirenei Tauai
Health issue:
Mental health (and sleep disorders)
Proposal type:
Pacific Health Summer Studentship
Lay summary
The proposed research project aims to explore language, place of birth, mental health illness, addiction and service use in in the Te Rau Hinengaro: New Zealand mental health survey. In this study, I will be employing a quantitative approach in order to explore if language has a positive impact on the prevalence on mental health. The research project will provide evidence about if having a Pacific language is as protective factor for mental disorder or for accessing mental health services.