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How can research be more responsive to Maori needs within mental health

11 months
Approved budget:
Associate Professor Cameron Lacey
Health issue:
Mental health (and sleep disorders)
Proposal type:
Project Seeding Grant
Lay summary
Maori are less likely to access mainstream mental health services in New Zealand than non-Maori, despite having equal or higher prevalence of serious mental disorders such as depression or eating disorders. We wish to research barriers to participation for Maori in mental health research mainstream services for these disorders and the adaption of western models of practice with Maori. This project aims to consult with the Maori community within Otautahi to establish community views and priorities within this research area, to consult on the design of the project and to identify potential stakeholders willing to participate in the research.