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Evaluation of mental health first aid training with members of the Vietnamese community in Melbourne, Australia

Harry Minas, Erminia Colucci, Anthony F Jorm

International Journal of Mental Health Systems | BioMed Central | Published : 2009

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The aim of this project was to investigate in members of the Vietnamese community in Melbourne the impact of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training on attitudes to people with mental illness and on knowledge about mental disorders. Our hypotheses were that at the end of the training participants would have increased knowledge of mental disorders and their treatments, and decreased negative attitudes towards people with mental disorders. METHODS: Respondents were 114 participants in two-day MHFA training workshops for the Vietnamese community in Melbourne conducted by two qualified MHFA trainers. Participants completed the research questionnaire prior to the commencement of the..

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