FECCA, as part of an alliance with the National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA) and Mental Health Australia (MHA), are working on a project about multicultural mental health called ‘Embrace’, focusing on mental health and suicide prevention for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. An online consultation is offered for those wishing to contribute.
To help improve and inform the Embrace Project the project would like to hear from CALD community members about their experiences and knowledge of mental health, mental illness, and wellbeing.
The information you provide will help the Embrace Project create or identify information resources for CALD communities. All the information you provide will be confidential and we will not record any names or contact details.
The Embrace Project is run by Mental Health Australia in partnership with the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Council of Australia (FECCA), and the National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA).
Find survey here: https://tinyurl.com/tnj59nz
If you want to, ask a trusted person to help you complete the survey.
To help inform and improve the Project, Embrace would like to hear from as many people as possible from different communities. Please share the survey link https://tinyurl.com/tnj59nz with anyone you know who may be interested or affected by mental health issues in their family or their community.
The Embrace Project builds on the important work of previous national multicultural mental health projects – including the MHiMA and the Multicultural Mental Health Australia project – and works towards an equitable mental health system which reflects and responds well to the needs of Australia’s multicultural population.
The key objectives of the project are to:
- Increase participation of consumers and carers from CALD backgrounds in mental health services,
- Improve outcomes for CALD mental health consumers, carers and their families,
- Increase mental health awareness, knowledge and capacity in CALD communities, and
- Improve cultural responsiveness and diversity of the mental health workforce.