How Australian systems deteriorate mental health of asylum seekers

Forced migration can lead to loss of social support and increased vulnerability to psychological distress. This is a reality for thousands of refugees and asylum seekers in Australia with unstable visa conditions.  

The Wire’s Nicholas Powell spoke to Associate Professor at Murdoch University, Mary Anne Kenny, and Professor from the University of South Australia, Professor Nicholas Proctor, about the mental health of refugees and asylum seekers as they navigate through the uncertain processes of settling in Australia.

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Produced By: Nicholas Powell

Featured In Story: Professor Nicholas Proctor, University of South Australia, and Mary Anne Kenny, Lawyer and Associate Professor at Murdoch University

First aired on The Wire, Monday 8 May 2023