Mental Health Services in the UK

Lessons from transcultural psychiatry
  • Suman Fernando
Part of the International and Cultural Psychology Series book series (ICUP)


Mental Health Mental Health Service Ethnic Minority Asylum Seeker Black People 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Suman Fernando
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.European Centre for Migration and Social Care Studies (MASC)University of KentUK
  2. 2.Department of Applied Social StudiesLondon Metropolitan UniversityLondon

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