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Information brochure about the Older People's Mental Health Service in the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District. Available in the following languages: English and Karen.

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Mental health promotion and prevention strategies for CALD people should primarily  aim to reduce stigma and increase mental health literacy. It is also important to design multicultural mental health promotion and prevention initiatives that focus on the key determinants impacting on CALD communities, and ensure culturally tailored approaches.

This fact sheet was developed by Mental Health in Multicultural Australia (MHiMA), 2014

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This resource was developed by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency

Keywords: practitioner
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Safety and quality practices underpin all activities undertaken by mental health services. They exist to provide clear, evidence-based pathways for staff to follow to ensure the best quality of care for all consumers. Governance for safety and quality provide mechanisms to safeguard high standards of health care through continual improvement.
 

This fact sheet was developed by Mental Health in Multicultural Australia (MHiMA), 2014

Keywords: Safety, Quality
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Settlement service literacy refers to the ability of migrants to access, understand and critically navigate settlement services. In Australia, increasing numbers of culturally and linguistically diverse migrants require settlement services to assist their transition. However, there are barriers to migrant’s ability to utilise settlement services which are related to their level of settlement service literacy. This review aims to shed light on how settlement service literacy influences new migrant’s utilisation of settlement services, and the consequences that it has for health, wellbeing and sense of belonging.

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Spiritual Health Association is the peak body for spiritual care in the health sector. Spiritual Health Association's focus is on advocacy for and promotion of compassionate, person-centred spiritual care in health services. Spiritual Health Association has a range of resources which can be accessed via their website.  

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The Multicultural Access and Equity Policy is about ensuring that Australian Government programs and services meet the needs of all Australians, regardless of their cultural and linguistic backgrounds, by the Department of Home Affairs 

Keywords: CALD, Practice
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With funding from the Australian Department of Health Settlement Council of Australia (SCOA) has worked with member organisations to provide culturally relevant and timely opportunities for CALD community members to access COVID-19 vaccine information. This report details the program and future recommendations.

Australia needs a mental health workforce that is able to respond to the diversity of the population. We must develop an informed, skilled, flexible and reflective workforce with strong leadership in order to deliver successful strategies that improve access, quality of  care and recovery services for CALD clients. 

This fact sheet was developed by Mental Health in Multicultural Australia (MHiMA), 2014

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A resource for service providers engaging with interpreters in transcultural situations, by Victorian Transcultural Mental Health

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