The Bridging Hope Charity Foundation partnered with the Lifeline Research Foundation and DiverseWerks to establish the feasibility of a Chinese language Lifeline service in Australia. The project explored the need for such a service within the Chinese Australian community, as well as cultural appropriateness for delivery of mental health and wellbeing support services and activities, in particular suicide prevention supports.
Search our national database for resources and information on multicultural mental health and suicide prevention.
‘Coming Home with Bipolar’ is a comprehensive and practical booklet which helps to close the gap at times of diagnosis/discharge from hospital, educating all carers and families of people with bipolar, making the journey to recovery a positive experience.
Available in Chinese and English.
Research funded by the Embrace Project and conducted by researchers at the University of Western Sydney has been published in the second largest open-access public health journal in the world.
Three Sydney-based demographics, namely the Congolese community, Arabic-speaking community, and Mandarin-speaking community, offered their time and their experiences in a range of focus groups and interviews. Transcription and analysis then revealed three major themes reflecting how things like terminology, culture, migration, family dynamics, and other factors relate to and interact with perceptions of mental health.
PHN Primary Mental Health Care Flexible Funding Pool Implementation Guidance, by the Australian Department of Health
Consumer and carer participation is a central tenet in mental health policies and plans. Set standards and benchmarks are outlined in the National Standards for Mental Health Services (2010). Participation encompasses a range of processes in which consumers, carers and family members are engaged to have their say at both individual and system levels and in the planning, development, delivery and evaluation of services.
This fact sheet was developed by Mental Health in Multicultural Australia (MHiMA), 2014
Resources for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities
This resource provides some practical tips for professionals engaging and supporting culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities to talk about suicide. The information is intended to supplement the existing ‘Conversations Matter’ resources and has been designed for people working in professional or leadership roles with communities in a range of settings.
This resource was produced by Everymind in partnership with the Transcultural Mental Health Centre and included consultation with CALD community members and professionals. It was made possible by the NSW Mental Health Commission.
This online resource kit has been developed by the Transcultural Mental Health Centre (TMHC) as a one stop portal where GPs and health professionals can locate information that will assist in providing effective mental health care for culturally and linguistically diverse patients
Orygen has created a collection of resources about cultural diversity and mental wellbeing. The resources were developed to support the knowledge and skills of the youth mental health workforce, to work safely and inclusively with multicultural young people.
'Competency Standards Framework Culturally responsive clinical practice: Working with people from migrant and refugee backgrounds establishes recommended and optimal cultural responsiveness competency standards for clinicians in all healthcare settings. Delivering quality care to people from migrant and refugee backgrounds requires clinicians to adopt culturally responsive practices and utilise competencies enabling them to communicate and work effectively with this cohort. The purpose of the Framework is to inform the development of clinical education, training, professional development curricula and competency standards for clinicians. The Framework is intended to be flexible and is designed to apply across a range of healthcare settings and across a range of curricula and competency standards models. The Framework has been widely endorsed by peak professional bodies for clinicians.' (Migrant and Refugee Women's Health Partnership)
This guide was developed by the Migrant and Refugee Women's Health Partnership, 2019.
The good practice framework provides practical guidance in designing mental health services for young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds.This framework was written by the Centre for Multicultural Youth for Orygen as part of the Youth Enhanced Services program, National Programs.
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