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Gaps, challenges and pathways to improve Asian mental wellbeing—WTMF project research findings

Asian Family Services (AFS) and Platform Trust were funded to conduct a study to explore ways in which mainstream mental health and addiction (MH&A) providers and Asian specific MH&A providers can work together to better respond to the needs of Asian people in New Zealand.


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Supporting Equitable Perinatal Mental Health Outcomes for Asian Women

Caring for mothers, caring for the future.


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AFS Self Help Booklet

As part of a MoH-funded research project, AFS has produced a booklet to help people manage issues associated with gambling, smoking, alcohol, drugs and emotional distress, available in four language versions: English, Chinese, Korean and Hindi.


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New Zealand Asian Responsible Gambling Report 2021

A research conducted by Asian Family Services and Dr. Andrew Zhu recently released and shown New Zealand Asians' gambling behaviors.


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New Zealand Asian Wellbeing & Mental Health Report 2021

AFS and Dr. Andrew Zhu conducted the survey with Asian people has released the findings. The findings showed that Asians in New Zealand are experiencing depression, stigma, and other mental health issues. The research also has shown Asian wellbeing levels.


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East Asian, South Asian, Chinese and Indian Students in Aotearoa 2021 - Youth 2000 Survey Series

This report presents contemporary information on the health and wellbeing of secondary school students in New Zealand who have an Asian identity. The report is based on findings from the Youth19 Rangatahi Smart Survey, the fourth in a series of secondary school surveys conducted in 2019, 2012, 2007 and 2001.


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NZ Asian Mental Health & Wellbeing Report 2020

A survey conducted by Asian Family Services and Dr. Andrew Zhu recently released and showed Asians in New Zealand are experiencing racism, anxiety and other mental health issues because of COVID-19 pandemic.


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