Call for doctors to help looming asylum seeker mental health crisis

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These days, the inner-city suburb of Brunswick is not often associated with grinding poverty or desperation.

  • Miki Perkins
  • The Canberra Times

Uni students riffle through upmarket op shops, a multitude of cafes churn out bespoke coffee and new, expensive apartment buildings thrust upwards along the spine of Sydney Road.

Mekie 1aBut if you step off Sydney Road and walk into the calm waiting room of the Cabrini Asylum Seeker and Refugee Health Hub, an undercurrent of distress is palpable.

The hub – a free specialist health service – is publicly appealing for psychiatrists and psychologists to give their services pro bono for a…

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