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Monday, June 02, 2014
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Categories: communications and media; information; MHiMA project news
Monday, May 26, 2014
Join mental health practitioners from across the country to take part in a live webinar broadcast, featuring an interdisciplinary panel discussion of a case study exploring a young Indian woman’s transition to living in Australia. The webinar will be presented by the Mental Health Professionals’ Network as part of its collaboration with Mental Health in Multicultural Australia.
6.45 – 8.00 pm (AEST), Tuesday 3 June.
Register to join the webinar broadcast, featuring an interdisciplinary panel with a wealth of experience in this field. The discussion will be facilitated by GP Dr Michael Murray and will include:
- Ms Vivienne Braddock (social worker)
- Dr Joanne Gardiner (GP)
- Dr Harry Minas (psychiatrist)
- Dr Lata Satyen (psychologist).
Visit the website to review the learning objectives and speaker bios.
Can’t make it on the night? Not a problem. The recording will be available for free viewing or download afterwards. See the range of current webinar recordings.
Worried you’re not tech-savvy enough to attend a webinar? MHPN’s Five tips to get the most out of webinars article explains, in straightforward terms how easy it is to take advantage of this free professional development opportunity.
Categories: MHiMA project news; workforce development and education
Monday, May 19, 2014
MHiMA will be removing some translated mental health information from the website in coming weeks. This will include resources developed prior to 2011 by Multicultural Mental Health Australia (MMHA) with the National Mental Health Strategy (Commonwealth Government of Australia) and other archived material.
This decision has been made following discussion with government and sector representatives. MHiMA has not been able to verify the accuracy and appropriateness of these materials and the English language versions of some resources are not available. It is MHiMA's view that translated mental health information should meet all the good practice standards that apply to preparing, testing, publishing and reviewing translated health information. Unfortunately, MHiMA cannot verify that these resources meet these quality standards.
The audio files prepared by Community Broadcasting Association of Australia in 2012 about seeking help and links to other Australian and overseas directories and resources will remain on the MHiMA website.
MHiMA is aware that translated mental health information is in high demand, from community members and community health practitioners alike, and that these webpages receive a great number of visits each week. We welcome your feedback about this issue.
Categories: information; MHiMA project news
Monday, May 12, 2014
MHiMA has just completed the initial draft of a national workforce strategy and is seeking your feedback. The purpose of the strategy, Building Cultural Responsiveness: A Strategy for the Australian Mental Health Workforce, is to identify ways to build the mental health workforce's capacity to respond to the needs of culturally diverse consumers, families and carers and communities. The strategy was featured in MHiMA's March 2014 e-newsletter. Read more here.
A copy of the initial draft workforce strategy is now available for you to read. Feedback can be provided:
Online - follow this link to an online survey.
By email or phone - let us know your thoughts by contacting:
Yolanda Mansfield, MHiMA Project Officer
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Telephone: 07 3167 8319.
We would greatly appreciate receiving all feedback by Friday, May 23, 2014.
Categories: consultation; MHiMA project news; workforce development and education
Monday, April 28, 2014
Updated: Monday, 19 May, 2014
Guidelines being finalised
The soon to be released Suicide first aid guidelines for people from migrant and refugee backgrounds incorporates the findings of a recent consensus study. MHiMA is currently finalising the design of the resource and associated education materials.
Developing a Gate-Keepers Training Program
Transcultural mental health
- Queensland Transcultural Mental Health Centre
- Transcultural Mental Health Centre (NSW)
- WA Transcultural Mental Health Centre
- Victorian Transcultural Psychiatry Unit
- ACT Health - Transcultural services
- Tasmanian Transcultural Mental Health Network