About the Tasmanian Transcultural Mental Health Network (TTMHN)

Strengthening the cultural competency and cultural responsiveness of the mental health workforce in Tasmania.

Who We Are

The Tasmanian Transcultural Mental Health Network (TTMHN) was established in 2008 and now has over 300 members statewide. TTMHN members come from a range of services, including:

  • Those working directly in the area of mental health
  • Those working in a range of allied services

All members have an interest in working responsively with Tasmania’s culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

The TTMHN is funded by the Tasmanian Government Department of Health, and the network is hosted by the Phoenix Centre, the mental health arm of the Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania.

What We Do

The TTMHN advocates for the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse communities by strengthening the cultural competency and cultural responsiveness of the mental health workforce in Tasmania. The TTMHN aims to support the mental health workforce to ensure that culturally and linguistically diverse individuals, families and communities are planned for within service delivery.

The TTMHN does this in a number of ways, including:

  • Access for members to resources that include the latest research, resources, events, and professional development opportunities
  • Network meetings held every 2 months which provide an opportunity to:
    • Exchange ideas, information and resources to support your work with migrant communities, people from refugee backgrounds and asylum seekers
    • Hear from guest speakers
    • Develop partnership opportunities
  • Hosting an annual statewide forum
  • Support for culturally and linguistically diverse communities to reduce stigma associated with mental health and illness

 

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