A comprehensive review of literature on mental health, and approaches used to address mental health issues, among culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) communities in Western Australia was undertaken. The review sought to identify published literature and grey literature exploring mental illness among CaLD communities, demographics and trends, services and supports, and the efficacy of services and supports. Due to the low volume of literature on Western Australia, the review extended to national and international literature.
UnitingCare West is a proud partner of Multicultural Futures. Knowing that we can depend on the team to readily collaborate and walk alongside us to support people who need our combined skills and abilities in order to have their goals met is, quite simply, fantastic.
Access Housing and Multicultural Futures have a well-established, collaborative working relationship going back many years. We look forward to continuing and building upon this relationship into the years ahead as we partner to assist some of the community’s most vulnerable people.
We rely heavily on the support of agencies and programs such as Multicultural Futures in order to ensure best outcomes and recovery for people. The contribution of this flexible and culturally sensitive agency is a partnership that we will continue to build and foster.
With help from Multicultural Futures, we now stand on our own feet and by paying tax hopefully, we can give the opportunity for another family to make change for a more peaceful and prosperous life.
We highly valued Multicultural Futures’ contribution to developing our first Cultural Diversity Strategy. They brought a wealth of cultural insight and strong community connections with newly settled Cockburn community members which ensured a rich diversity of views were captured.
I feel much more confident in my interactions with families from migrant or refugee background.
There are things I can do now to help improve my intercultural communication efficiency – from strategies listed by participants
I loved learning about the different communications styles of different cultures and the importance of my own personal cultural glasses
Even though I thought I had great understanding of cultural awareness I realise I need to continue to develop my skills and knowledge