NSW and Sydney COVID-19 Information and Translations
The NSW Department of Health has issued information relevant to the stay-at-home health directive in 56 languages.
NSW Transcultural Mental Health Service
This service provide clinical consultation and assessment support through bicultural workers, including Italian. https://www.dhi.health.nsw.gov.au/transcultural-mental-health-centre-tmhc/about-us/our-programs/clinical-consultation-and-assessment-service
More information can be found about services can be found here: https://www.dhi.health.nsw.gov.au/transcultural-mental-health-centre-tmhc/about-us/our-programs
Each Local Health District in NSW has a dedicated Multicultural Health Co-ordinator who often have a dedicated team of health workers who provide health promotion and outreach into CALD communities. https://www.mhcs.health.nsw.gov.au/policiesandguidelines/supportinfo/pdf/nsw-multicultural-health-services-directory
NSW Refugee Health Service
he NSW Refugee Health Service was set up by the NSW Department of Health in 1999 to help meet recently arrived refugees in NSW. They aim to promote the health of people from a refugee background living in NSW by assisting refugees, and the health professionals who work with them. They provide clinical, policy coordination and health promotion activities. Based in Liverpool, the Service has multiple clinics around South West and Western Sydney. https://www.swslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/refugee/
STARTTS offers counselling and community support services to people who have been affected by torture and trauma. Members of the community who would benefit from STARTTS support are encouraged to refer themselves or family members to STARTTS. Information for STARTT clients about COVID-19 can be found here: https://www.startts.org.au/blog/covid-19-updates-startts-services-during-stay-at-home-orders-9-july/
There are also a number of specialist multicultural health organisations provided by NSW Health. These can be found here: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/multicultural/Pages/multicultural-statewide-services.aspx
Multicultural NSW promotes community harmony and social cohesion in one of the most culturally diverse states in the world and is funded by the NSW Government. It currently has a round of Covid-19 community support grants with more information available here: https://multicultural.nsw.gov.au/grants/
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Translated coronavirus (COVID-19) resources- including vaccine information
The Australian Government Department of Health has produced translated fact sheets and other publications.
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The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services have a range of translated information including fact sheets and promotional materials.
The NDIS have provided a list of translated information.
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CSAR provides refugees, migrants and conflict-affected Australians access to mental health support.
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Beyond Blue has factsheets in 63 different languages on supporting your mental health during the pandemic. They also have video resources on how to find support and talk about mental health in Arabic, Chinese, Punjabi, and Vietnamese. There are also stakeholder engagement resources that include information for organisations to use to share the videos with their communities, key messages, in-language social media content, and fact sheets.
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For service providers
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To find out more, and to share your own tips on how to look after your wellbeing and mental health, follow #LookAfterYourMentalHealthAustralia on social media and head to lookafteryourmentalhealthaustralia.org.au.
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