Participate in Ongoing Academic Research
Exploring the intergenerational differences in attitudes and beliefs towards mental health and help-seeking in Sri Lankan Tamils living in the UK:
Primary Researcher: Anitta Sritharan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Principle Investigator (Research Supervisor): Dr Pinder Kaur (email@example.com)
Doctoral candidate Anitta Sritharan is looking for participants for her research on the intergenerational differences in attitudes towards mental health and help-seeking in the Tamil community living in the UK.
The mental health of Sri Lankan Tamils in the UK has not been explored in its own right. Moving to a new country to start a new life for you and your family can be hard for many first-generation (immigrant/refugee) Sri Lankan Tamils, especially for those fleeing the political conflict in Sri Lanka. Additionally, learning to navigate new cultures and rules in the UK, whilst also holding onto Tamil beliefs and values, can be difficult and confusing for both first- and second-generation (born in the UK) Sri Lankan Tamils living in the UK. All of this can have an impact on our mental health and whether we choose to access mental health services. There is a lack of individuals from Black, Asian, and Minoritized Ethnic communities accessing mental health services in the UK. This might be due to a variety of different factors such as language barriers, mistrust in the health care system, and shame.
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