Knowledge exchange

Foundations for a stronger, fairer Australia: part of the social inclusion agenda Foundations for a stronger, fairer Australia: part of the social inclusion agenda Foundations for a stronger, fairer Australia: part of the social inclusion agenda Foundations for a stronger, fairer Australia: part of the social inclusion agenda

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Commonwealth of Australia. (2001). Foundations for a stronger, fairer Australia: part of the social inclusion agenda. Canberra: Author. 

Additional keywords: health; outcomes; mental; illness; disorder

Category: report

Framework for mental health in multicultural Australia: Introductory guide Framework for mental health in multicultural Australia: Introductory guide Framework for mental health in multicultural Australia: Introductory guide Framework for mental health in multicultural Australia: Introductory guide

Mental Health in Multicultural Australia. (2014). Framework for Mental Health in Multicultural Australia: Introductory Guide. Upper Mt Gravatt: Author.  

Additional keywords: cultural responsiveness; MHiMA; organisation; services

Category: policy, plan or framework

Framework for the implementation of the National Mental Health Plan 2003-2008 in multicultural Australia Framework for the implementation of the National Mental Health Plan 2003-2008 in multicultural Australia Framework for the implementation of the National Mental Health Plan 2003-2008 in multicultural Australia Framework for the implementation of the National Mental Health Plan 2003-2008 in multicultural Australia

Department of Health and Ageing, Commonwealth of Australia. (2004). Framework for the implementation of the National Mental Health Plan 2003-2008 in multicultural Australia, National Mental Health Strategy. Canberra: Author.

Additional keywords: disorder; illness 

Category: policy, plan or framework

Greek Orthodox Community Care Services App Greek Orthodox Community Care Services App Greek Orthodox Community Care Services App Greek Orthodox Community Care Services App
Greek Orthodox Community Care Services has developed, with the IT support of  Custom Business Apps, an application for iPhones and iPad to assist service providers and professionals in the health and ageing industry, who work with Greek speaking clients and where bilingual workers may not be readily available. Working with the elderly and collaborating with numerous service providers, doctors, nurses, social workers, aged care workers, etc., The Greek Orthodox Community Care Services have found that sometimes written documents and explanations are too lengthy and therefore a quick reference of the most commonly used words and phrases is useful. This is how the idea of an application for smart phones and tablets was born and here we are with an English-Greek “app” which comprises the most common Greek words and phrases in several different categories, such as greetings, instructions, basic objects, etc. For each English word/phrase there is an accompanying image, its Greek translation, the pronunciation in Greek as well as a sound file. The way the application has been designed gives the possibility to amend the existing material and/or add more material according to the users’ needs. The Greek Orthodox Community Care Services have released this application to the public free of charge, as we strongly believe that this resource will benefit and support both workers who communicate with Greek speaking people and the Greek community as well.

Additional keywords: Greek

Category: application

Guide to asylum seeker access to health and community services in Victoria Guide to asylum seeker access to health and community services in Victoria Guide to asylum seeker access to health and community services in Victoria Guide to asylum seeker access to health and community services in Victoria

Department of Health, Victorian Government. (2011). Guide to asylum seeker access to health and community services in Victoria. Melbourne: Author.

Additional keywords: refugee

Category: practice guidelines or tool

Guidelines for working effectively with interpreters in mental health settings Guidelines for working effectively with interpreters in mental health settings Guidelines for working effectively with interpreters in mental health settings Guidelines for working effectively with interpreters in mental health settings

Miletic, T., Piu, M., Minas, I.H., Stankovska, M., Stolk, Y., & Klimidis, S. (2006). Guidelines for working effectively with interpreters in mental health settings. Fitzroy: Victorian Transcultural Psychiatry Unit.

Additional keywords: language; VTMH   

Category: practice guidelines or tool

Health literacy Health literacy Health literacy Health literacy

SA Health. (2013).  Health literacy. Adelaide: South Australian Government. Retrieved 27 May, 2013 from

http://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/public+content/sa+health+internet/clinical+resources/safety+and+quality/partnering+with+consumers+and+the+community/health+literacy

Keywords: translation; language; intepreter; communication

Category: practice guidelines or tool