Help Wanted For Mental Health Project

19:50' 25-07-2018
Consumers and carers from multicultural communities are needed to join an advisory group that aims to improve mental health care for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) people.

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    The National Multicultural Mental Health Project will be run by Mental Health Australia, the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA), and the National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA). It will be funded with $3.9 million by the Department of Health.

    The Chairperson of FECCA, Mary Patetsos, is urging carers and consumers from CALD backgrounds with an interest in this important area of health care to get involved.

    “We are inviting individuals from CALD backgrounds with a personal experience of mental health issues or who have cared for a person with mental health issues to apply,” Ms Patetsos said.

    The group would have up to 16 members, selected from various communities and all states and territories, and will be a key source of advice to the National Multicultural Mental Health Project. The project will run until 31 December 2020.

    Mental Health Australia CEO Frank Quinlan says the advice of people from multicultural communities, who have experienced mental health issues, or cared for someone who has experienced mental health issues, will be essential to the success of the overall project.

    “This is an opportunity to make a difference, and to ensure this important national project strongly reflects the views and interests of the multicultural communities it serves,” Mr Quinlan says, welcoming people with a range of experiences from different backgrounds to take part.

    Further information and application forms are available at

    For any questions on the application process, contact Pauline Gwatirisa at FECCA on 02 6282 5755 or email

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