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26 October - National Symposium on Multicultural Mental Health


Event Description

Over a quarter of a million first-generation adult Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are estimated to experience some form of mental disorder in a 12-month period, based on the findings of the National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing. A significant number of people from the multicultural communities do not seek help for their mental health problem or are reluctant to do so. Often, they miss on the suicide prevention services available either due to language or cultural barriers. This poses a high risk for the future of Australia where nearly half of Australians identify themselves as someone with a multicultural background.

To precisely address this issue, the Foundation is organising a National Symposium on Multicultural Communities’ Mental Health to raise awareness about mental health and wellbeing among the multicultural communities and to have a discussion on the status of support services available to them.


Free entry, donations are accepted.

To secure spots, register via Trybooking:


Sponsoring this event offers many rewards but probably the greatest benefit for your organization is the opportunity to open itself to a wider audience, networking with Mental Health experts, Mental health organisations, Multicultural Organisations and councils, Federal, State and Local Government representatives, Mental Health Foundation Australia Board members and the extensive promotional period during the lead up to the month. This includes advertisements on the MHFA website, social media, newsletters, ministerial events and mainstream media/publicity. The possibilities are endless in terms of sponsorship opportunities. Outlined below are some available options, but we can also tailor packages to suit your organisation.

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The Mental Health Foundation Australia (MHFA) relies heavily on the generosity of the general community to deliver the services and advocacy needed in the community. Your donation can make a massive difference and will assist us to reduce the rising rates of mental illness and suicide across Australia and help to further educate the community regarding preventative measures and professional areas of support.

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