Consumers, carers and family members 

“… it is normal to have these problems… anyone can go through them... we could support the community by educating and most importantly motivating them... we could assist by sharing our experiences.” 

Reference: Prasad-Ildes, R. & Ramirez, E. (2006). What CALD consumers say about mental illness prevention. Australian e-Journal for the Advancement of Mental Health, 5(2).



Lily Wu, consumer advisor and member of the MHiMA Consumer Working Group

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If you are from an immigrant or refugee background and experiencing emotional problems or mental ill health, or caring for someone else,  you may find the following information useful:

To find local services in your area use Lifeline's Service Finder


For articles, reports, fact sheets and other published information on a range of mental health topics, browse MHiMA's knowledge exchange



Consumer and carer participation in the MHiMA project

 Earlier in 2013, the MHiMA project convened two working groups, the MHiMA Consumer Working Group and the MHiMA Carer Working Group, comprised of representatives from each state and territory. This is in line with MHiMA’s commitment to ensuring that consumer and carer perspectives and expertise are embedded across the work of the project. Here is an overview of how the groups were established and what the groups have achieved so far. More information about the groups, the terms of reference under which they meet and their activities will be made available on the MHiMA website shortly. This project is led by MHiMA consortium member, the University of South Australia. Read more ....    

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