Report of the community led research project focussing on the mental health needs of Somali 11 to 18 year olds in Bristol

Author: Wall, Lindsay, Mumin, Mohamud, Ahmed, Abdirahman, Hussein, Ismhan, Abdi, Saido, Ismail, Mo, Ismail, Latif and Hall, Alex

Corporate author: Amana Educational Trust and Transparency Research Partners Ltd

Publisher: NIMHE

Publication date: March 2008

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Previous research, anecdotal evidence, events in Somalia and subsequent migrations have all highlighted that mental health is a much misunderstood and under-researched area with respect to the Somali community. The lack of knowledge means that mental health problems are likely to be under-diagnosed and under-treated. This report attempts to address some of these shortfalls with respect to the Somali community in Bristol, which has in recent years been a rapidly growing population.