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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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 ....
MHiMA Team - Friday, February 28, 2014
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MHiMA Team - Thursday, February 20, 2014
The Centre for Mental Health, University of Melbourne, part of the MHiMA consortium, is offering the 5-day intensive Multicultural Mental Health Leadership Program, from May 26 – 30, 2014. ..
MHiMA Team - Monday, February 10, 2014
The World Cultural Psychiatry Research Review has announced a call for original research and theoretical papers for a special issue on "Arts and media in mental health" to be published in 2014. ..