Barriers and Recommendations

Zrzut ekranu 2015-11-30 (godz. 20.43.21)

In 2015 Cairde engaged in a consultation process with ethnic minority communities on mental health. Below most common barriers that were identified by the participants of the consultations with various stakeholders. Full report here.

Barriers to Accessing Mental Health Services

  • Discrimination and Racism
  • Stigma and Shame
  • Integration
  • Domestic Violence
  • Cultural, Communication and Language Barriers
  • Employment and Financial Difficulties
  • Isolation and Loneliness
  • Gender
  • Addictions
  • Healthcare System Bureaucracy



Build Ethnic Minorities’ Communities Capacity to Address Mental Health Needs

  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Challenging Mental Health Stigma
  • Mental Health Training
  • Peer Support Groups

Improve Ethnic Minorities’ Access to Mental Health Services

  • Cost of Mental Health Services
  • Quality Interpretation Service
  • Cultural Mediation Service
  • Intercultural Training for Health Service Providers
  • Support for People in Mental Health Crisis

A Platform for Collaboration

  • Resources to Participate in Mental Health
  • Accreditation for Mental Health Professionals from Other Countries
  • Directory of Mental Health Practitioners and Community Based Supports


More information about the consultation process here.