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.


MHiMA Project Updates

    Mental Health Australia has been engaged by the Department of Health to manage the MHiMA Project until 31 December 2016. Key tasks during this timeframe include 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. Government is currently considering the findings from this report. From July 2016 the Project will enter an interim maintenance phase that only allows for limited project activities.

    Regular MHiMA Project updates are provided through the Mental Health Australia CEO Weekly Update (free subscription). 

  • Framework Stories

    Implementing the MHiMA Framework Promotional Video

    Implementing the Framework for Mental Health in Multicultural Australia: Towards Culturally Inclusive Services

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  • Framework

    Towards culturally inclusive services

    20 Mar 2014

    The Framework for Mental Health in Multicultural Australia is now available. 

    Go to the MHiMA Framework website.

  • Personal stories

    Short films

    20 Mar 2014

    Finding our Way, stories created by people from migrant and refugee backgrounds living with emotional and mental health issues. 
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  • Knowledge exchange

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    28 Mar 14

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