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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Safer and Stronger Community Pilot Program Newsletter № 1

Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District LogoOur Safer and Stronger Community Pilot program staff have produced a newsletter with the aim of capturing the activity of the program, presenting opportunities for community engagement and looking forward to post Covid-19 situations.  The Safer and Stronger Community Pilot program is funded by the State Government to look at innovative ways to prevent domestic violence in immigrant and refugee communities.

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Meet, greet and be inspired at Friendship Cafe

Cr. Seema AbdullahShepparton’s female immigrants will have a chance to forge new connections and learn more about opportunities locally, in a safe, female-only environment tonight. Ladies are encouraged to attend and interact with Shepparton Mayor, Councillor Seema Abdullah at the Cafe. This will take place at the Foodstore, 53 Fryer Street, on Friday 7 February from 10:00am.

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Australian Citizenship – Study Course January 2020 – Afghani interpreter

Australian PassportThe Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District is offering a free course for anyone seeking Australian Citizenship. The course is centered around a study of the questions contained in the test. The course is free and commences on Wednesday, 22 January 2020. This is an English Medium course. Afghani interpreter will be in attendance.

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Australian Citizenship – Study Course – January 2020

Citizenship CeremonyThe Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District is offering a free course for anyone seeking Australian Citizenship. The course is centred around a study of the questions contained in the test. The course is free and commences on Tuesday, 21 January 2020.

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Mansfield Multicultural Soccer Success

Soccer at MansfieldA fabulously successful sunny Sunday senior soccer match was played at the Lord’s Grounds on Sunday 17 November. After the positive and rewarding junior multicultural gala day earlier this season, Mansfield Soccer Club, the Mansfield chapter of Rural Australians for Refugees (RAR) and the Ethnic Council of Shepparton collaborated again to host a friendly senior soccer match.

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Self Advocacy Training and Feast for Ethnic people with disability

Self Advocacy TrainingThe Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria and Diversity and Disability (DnD) share a belief that the most effective advocacy comes from people with a lived experience and therefore disability advocacy is strongest coming from people with disability. There will be a Self Advocacy Training and Feast for Ethnic people with disability at the Foodstore, Fryer St, Shepparton on Wednesday, 3 December, 2019.

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