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A Tongan approach of integrating mental health care

Sione Vaka

2021 Tonga, Aotearoa New Zealand

Dr Sione Vaka explores the meanings of mental distress amongst Tongan people and forwards a cultural approach to mental health. Dr Sione Vaka is currently a senior lecturer at Auckland University of Technology and has worked in different areas of mental health including acute inpatient, early interventions, liaison psychiatry and cultural services.