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By: Working Well  05-Apr-2012
Keywords: Depression, Mental Health, Mental Illness


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A new report on the work experience of Asian immigrants identifies a number of barriers to appropriate employment, positive work experiences and family wellbeing.

Barriers include negative attitudes such as: racism and discrimination; non-recognition of qualifications; lack of appropriate information and assistance; systemic and resource inadequacies; lack of social support; language and education deficiencies; cultural differences; and dysfunctional coping strategies. 

Most of the families interviewed for the Families Commission funded research found their work experiences impacted negatively on family wellbeing, often resulting in a poor work-life balance, stress, poor mental health and intergenerational conflict. 

All families face similar challenges, to varying degrees. 

Keywords: Depression, Mental Health, Mental Illness

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