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Beyond Blue: Tips for screening older CALD peopleTips for clinicians when screening older people from a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) background. The tip sheet covers: choosing a translated tool, diversity in language, translating a tool, using an interpreter and assessing mental health.Read Report
Engaging people from CALD backgrounds in relation to depression and anxiety (2013)Joint position statement between beyondblue and Mental Health in Multicultural Australia (MHiMA) about engaging people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, their families and communities in relation to anxiety and depression.Read Report
Framework for Mental Health in Multicultural Australia (2014)This introductory guide is an overview of the ‘Framework for Mental Health in Multicultural Australia: Towards culturally inclusive service delivery’ developed by Mental Health in Multicultural Australia in 2014. It is an important tool for mental health services operating in all sectors, enabling services to evaluate their cultural responsiveness, enhance delivery of services and work in partnership with CALD communities.Read Report
Head to HealthHead to Health is the easy way to find mental health and wellbeing information, support and services from Australia’s leading health providers, together in one place. Supported by the Australian Government, Head to Health helps you to find information you can trust.Read Report
Perinatal mental health of women from CALD backgroundsA guide, developed by beyondblue, for primary care health professionals. Women from CALD backgrounds are particularly vulnerable to developing emotional distress or mental health disorders in the perinatal period and they often do not receive the care they need.Read Report
Treatment Order GuideVictoria Legal Aid have produced guides information about what a compulsory treatment order is, how orders are made and getting free legal help. Even though the services and legal system are different between states, it is still a good general resource for people living in Tasmania. The resource is available in several languages including Persian, Dari and Arabic. Please note any differences between jurisdictions and check here for details about treatment orders under the Tasmanian Mental Health Act.Read Report
Guidelines for working effectively with interpreters in mental health settingsThese guidelines were developed by the Victorian Transcultural Psychiatry Unit (VTPU) and provide guidelines for staff employed in mental health settings that aim to increase awareness and understanding of the complexity of interpreting in mental health settings; outline the knowledge and practical skills required to work effectively with interpreters and clients; and to provide links and additional information to assist in working with interpreters in mental health settings.Read Report
Mental Health in Multicultural Australia | Finding our wayFinding our way is a collection of inspiring personal stories of people living with emotional and mental health issues. Each person wrote, voiced, created and edited their film. The storytellers are from culturally diverse backgrounds, and some of the stories are in their original language.Read Report
Mental Health in Multicultural Australia | Listen to information about seeking helpRecorded in many languages, there is information on: dealing with difficult times in your life, helping those around you, starting a conversation with someone you know, getting some help if you have a problem or if you’re feeling sad, seeking help if you experience depression, and seeking help if you experience anxiety.Read Report
Mental Health in Multicultural Australia | Translated Mental Health ResourcesTranslated mental health resources are available in many languages. These resources were developed for use by health practitioners working with individuals and families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.Read Report
Mental Health and Wellbeing ResourcesThese in-language and easy English resources have been gathered and created by the Phoenix Centre to help promote positive wellbeing behaviours, throughout COVID-19 and beyond.Read Report
Raise awareness – sexual diversity within multicultural communitiesCultural values and religious beliefs are major factors that confront culturally diverse LGBTI people. In addition racism within LGBTI communities, can make it harder for culturally diverse LGBTI people to feel accepted and access the support and services they need. Watch the Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY) short animation conceived by LGBTI young people from multicultural backgrounds, to raise awareness of sexual diversity within multicultural communities.Read Report