Consumers, carers, family members
Agency leaders and managers
Mental Health in Multicultural Australia (MHiMA)
The MHiMA project is funded by the Australian Government, Department of Health and Ageing 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.
MHiMA Project Updates
book reviews, articles, reports and other resources
04 Dec 13
Find new books and recent reviews or go to 'what's new in the literature?' to see selected new articles, including items that were published in October and November 2013. Browse the collection to find recently released reports, practice guidelines, videos and more.
Consumers and carers
Join a working group13 Nov 2013
MHiMA is seeking one representative from Tasmania and another from the Northern Territory to join its Consumer Working Group. To find out more, go to latest news. All Carer Working Group positions are now filled.
Supporting young refugees
27 Nov 2013
More than 250 practitioners from around the country joined the Mental Health Practitioner Network (MHPN) webinar, Collaborative Mental Health Care to Support a Young Person from a Refugee Background on 14 November 2013. The session was developed in partnership with MHiMA. Nicholas Procter, MHiMA executive member, joined with other expert panel members to explore the case of Yvonne, a young Sierra Leonean girl who has come to Australia on humanitarian grounds. Recordings and supporting resources are now available from MHPN.
A new framework
Towards culturally inclusive services
11 Nov 2013
Work on the Framework for Mental Health in Multicultural Australia continues with MHiMA anticipating its release in late 2013. For a progress update, go to latest news.