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Mental Health in Multicultural Australia (MHiMA)

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The MHiMA project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health, to provide a national focus for advice and support to providers and governments on mental health and suicide prevention for people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.

The focus of this organisation is on building networks and collaborative partnerships, developing effective mental health reform strategies, encouraging evaluation, research and innovation, assisting to build the capacity of Australia's culturally and linguistically diverse communities and making strategic-level policy contributions to national, state and territory governments.

The organisation's website offers information for a range of audiences ('consumers, carers, family members', 'community organisations', 'health practitioners' and 'agency leaders and managers'). For the general public a terrific lot of information about mental health has been translated into a myriad of community languages (including Amharic, Arabic, Assyrian, Simplified Chinese, Croatian, Dari, Dinka,  English, Farsi, Greek, Italian, Khmer, Korean, Krio, Macedonian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swahili, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese).

For professionals, the 'knowledge exchange' is a comprehensive and valuable feature, with articles, reports, fact sheets, practice and organisational guidelines and tools, policies, plans and frameworks related to numerous topics.  

 

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