Wellbeing of public housing residents

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As residents of North Melbourne and Flemington public housing estates stay at home under lockdown to stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the Victorian Multicultural Commission has stressed the importance of their wellbeing and ensuring they are given the support they need.

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Lockdown and Mental Health

mental healthIn times of lockdown – and hard lockdown, mental health is most important for those living in lockdown – especially hard lockdown. The Brahma Kumaris commumity of Australia has produced a series of meditations which may be of help in bringing peoples to inner stillness. We take a look at The Sanctuary Experience and how it can help people in lockdown.

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Covid-19 Racism is not acceptable

Covid-19 Racism is not acceptable

The Australian Government is currently running an information campaign to support and inform multicultural communities in response to an increase in reports of racist behaviour targeting people of Asian appearance in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the campaign we are reaching out to the most affected communities through community leaders such as you.

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National Community Connector Program

National Community Connector Program The National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA) and the Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils (FECCA) have been engaged by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to deliver the culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) component of the National Community Connector Program (NCCP). This program aims to provide active outreach to support CALD people with disabilities to understand and engage with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

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Career Clinics for people from a refugee background

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Careers Clinics have been designed to help those from a refugee background to navigate and gain a greater understanding of the employment landscape in Australia.

The Careers Clinic program is based on a mentor-mentee program. The Mentor (someone with experience in the Australian employment landscape) and mentee (person from a refugee background) work together to explore pathways to meaningful employment for the mentee.

Who is eligible to attend? Anyone who has arrived in Australia as a refugee or seeking asylum. We will be running nine clinics for people in Victoria in 2020. Due to the current COVID-19 situation, for the foreseeable future these clinics will be run online.

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Mental Health Video

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Mental health carries a stigma. Many are uncomfortable speaking about someone – or themselves – who has mental health issues.

In this time of downturn due the Coronavirus and people losing jobs or their engagement with the community, mental health can be a significant issue of concern.

From the Mental Health Foundation of Australia, we bring Dr David Castle, who is a psychiatrist, talking about the importance of mental health at this time. He is advising the Victorian Government on Mental Health issues.

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Health Translations Available in Language

Health Translations Available in Language

Health Translations provides a wide range of health information in over 100 languages for health matters including social issues.

Topics include allergies, asthma, chronic diseases, diabetes, migrants and refugees, oral health (the mouth) pregnancy and post-natal care.

Other topics available in translation (100 languages) are running a food business, skin, stress, stroke, vitamins and minerals, weight management and women’s health.

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Racism: Community Reporting Tool

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The Community Reporting Tool is an online form to make it easier for you to tell us what has happened, or what you’re worried about.

The information you give us is confidential and will help provide evidence for our advocacy work.

Please note, the Community Reporting Tool is not part of our formal complaint process, but you can let us know if you’d like us to contact you to talk about your report. We can provide you with information on your rights or let you know how to make a complaint.

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