Embrace Report: Exploring Responses to Mental Illness and CALD

Fecca Embrace ConsultationThe Embrace Multicultural Mental Health project aims to make mental health services accessible for people from diverse backgrounds in Australia. The key objectives of the project are to increase participation of consumers and carers from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds in mental health services and to improve outcomes for CALD mental health consumers, carers, and their families. There is a drive to increase mental health awareness, knowledge, and capacity in CALD communities and also improve cultural responsiveness and diversity of the mental health workforce. Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District was one of two organisations consulted.

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Racism in Australia hasn’t changed during Covid-19

Settlement ladyGo back to your country,” said a man driving past as I was walking near the Immigration Museum, of all places. For those from ethnically and culturally diverse backgrounds, experiences like this are all too familiar. Racist incidents, especially verbal abuse, takes a split second and by the time I realised what the driver had said, the car was gone.

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Bendigo teachers lend their voices to Refugee Council of Australia statement to support families seeking asylum

Refugees WelcomeGREATER Bendigo teachers are calling for more support for families who are seeking asylum during the COVID-19 pandemic. A number of teachers and staff members from St Francis of the Fields Primary School in Strathfieldsaye signed onto the Refugee Council of Australia public statement this week.

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2020 Annual General Meeting.

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The Annual General Meeting of the Ethnic Council of Shepparton will take place on Thursday 24th September 2020 at 8.00pm. Due Covid-19 restrictions by the Government, the process for the virtual meeting will be determined and advised to all Members. New members are welcome.

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Bold Thinking: Global pandemic, regional response: citizenship and community in the time of COVID

RegionalThe Latrobe University Bold Thinking series will examine how the COVID-19 virus exposes our community and economic vulnerabilities, as well as their strengths. How can we support regional communities to ride the social, health and economic shockwaves of the COVID-19 pandemic? With local speaker Sam Atukorala, you are invited to join on Tuesday 15 September 2020 12:00 pm, online.

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Resilience against Racism

Resilience against RacismYou are invited to join an online launch Resilience Against Racism and a panel discussion on racism towards people of Asian appearance due to COVID-19. Funded by Study Victoria and the Scanlon Foundation, the sessions have been developed by Cultural Intelligence and Beyond Story with the aim to help people build personal and community resilience to cope with adversaries such as racism. The first session online is a projec launch online, on 17 September at 12:30pm

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