What barriers do mäori pacific peoples and people

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What barriers do Mäori, Pacific peoples and people from lower socioeconomic groups face? How could these barriers be overcome?
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Primary Health Organisations: 23 Service development toolkit for mental health services in primary health care 8 Promotion and Prevention Promotion and prevention of mental health issues can help break existing cycles that lead to poor mental wellbeing and mental illness. In particular, promotion and prevention can: raise family, whänau and community awareness and acceptance of mental health issues increase the mental wellbeing of the whole community assist in the early detection and treatment of mental health problems reduce the prevalence of mental health issues in enrolled populations assist in the recovery of individuals who have experienced a mental health problem. While primary health care practitioners have not focused explicitly on promotion and prevention, PHOs are expected to be active participants in this area. To do this, PHOs will need to develop closer relationships and partnerships with existing agencies that currently deliver mental health promotion and prevention, including those that target specific groups within the community such as secondary school students. Mental health promotion Promotion of mental health issues aims to: improve the mental wellbeing and health of the whole community encourage people, their families and communities to take more control over their own health change some of the known factors that determine mental health wellbeing, such as reducing stigmatisation. Mental health promotion uses strategies that foster supportive environments and individual resilience, while showing respect for culture, equity, social justice and personal dignity. To date, programmes have focused on: increasing opportunities for participation in social networks and structures, as well as enhancing learning and educational opportunities reducing poverty and promoting environments that reduce inequity reducing the number of people who are socially disadvantaged, socially isolated and suffering discrimination decreasing the trauma of being a victim of violence and all forms of abuse.
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24 Primary Health Organisations: Service development toolkit for mental health services in primary health care Prevention Prevention of mental health problems is about reducing the incidence and prevalence of mental health illness or problems. Traditionally, prevention has been divided into three types of intervention (although this classification is not universally agreed upon). Primary prevention seeks to decrease new occurrences of a specific problems (ie, reduce the incidence). Secondary prevention is about intervening early in the course of a person’s illness and managing with the person and their family/whänau the optimal intervention to allow the quickest return to full health. It is about reducing the prevalence in the community.
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