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Help Seeking Views Relating to Depression Among Older Black Caribbean Adults Living in the UK

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Mental Health, Mental Illness and Migration

Part of the book series: Mental Health and Illness Worldwide ((MHIW))

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The need for community engagement within mental health services is being increasingly recognized nationally and internationally to improve services and ensure they meet the needs of all members of our communities. In the UK, rates of mental ill-health are thought to be higher in the Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community when compared to the white population. For these reasons, further detailed research is required. In this chapter, eight Black Caribbean older adults (aged 65 years and over), who migrated to the UK as young adults, discuss and reflect upon a variety of personal experiences relating to depression and help seeking in their lives now, as well as looking back over their earlier experiences when they first migrated to the UK.

Natalie Bailey would like to dedicate this chapter to her beloved parents Vilna Louise Cruickshank and Uriah Bailey, who both sadly passed away during her training on the professional doctorate program in Counselling Psychology. “I will forever remain grateful for their love, encouragement, and belief in me. We did it!”

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Correspondence to Rachel Tribe .

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Bailey, N.V., Tribe, R. (2021). Help Seeking Views Relating to Depression Among Older Black Caribbean Adults Living in the UK. In: Moussaoui, D., Bhugra, D., Tribe, R., Ventriglio, A. (eds) Mental Health, Mental Illness and Migration. Mental Health and Illness Worldwide. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-2366-8_36

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