MHiMA Project Updates

    Last updated December 2016

    Mental Health Australia was engaged by the Department of Health to manage the MHiMA Project until 31 December 2016. Key tasks during this timeframe included analysing the activities, arrangements and outputs of the most recent Project (to 30 June 2015, managed by another entity), and making recommendations to the Australian Government Department of Health about future directions for the MHiMA Project. In late March 2016 Mental Health Australia submitted a recommendations report to the Department of Health about the future of the Project, which can now be accessed with all associated attachments here.

    In late November 2016 and in response to our recommendations report, the Minister for Health advised that the Australian Government will continue to support the MHiMA Project beyond December 2016, and a targeted competitive approach to market will be undertaken in 2017 to determine the most appropriate project lead for the longer term. 

    Current MHiMA Project activities will be completed by 31 December 2016. Mental Health Australia will continue to maintain the MHiMA website, including the Framework elements, while the process to determine the future project lead is undertaken.

    Future updates on the MHiMA Project will be shared through this website and the Mental Health Australia CEO Weekly Update, as they arise. If you would like to stay updated on the MHiMA Project, please visit the website or sign up for updates here (free subscription).

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Mental Health in Multicultural Australia (MHiMA)

The MHiMA project is funded by the Australian Government, Department of Health, to provide a national focus for advice and support to providers and governments on mental health and suicide prevention for people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.