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Multicultural Womens' Support Group

Multicultural Mental Health

Australia is a culturally diverse country. In Victoria, about half of the residents speak language other than English. The population of multicultural communities, immigrants and refugees from different countries will continue to raise issues for all mental health services in the coming future. More than a quarter (28%) of the Australian population are first generation Australian born overseas. The best evidence is that newcomers bring that country of origins attitudes and prejudices to mental illness with them. Illness & suicide rates appear to be consistent with their country of origin, although more research needs to be done. However, women from multicultural backgrounds may be at greater risk of experiencing mental health difficulties and suicide and face barriers to accessing services and supports. Women who do not speak English, including the most recently arrived, refugees and asylum seekers may be more vulnerable to risk factors.

Join Multicultural Women's Support Group

The aim of this group is to support women with their wellbeing, promote connectedness, and reduce isolation. The support group provides the participants with guidance and advice about mental health, self-care and a safe space to share their concerns and challenges.

When and where is the support group?

Date: 1st Monday of the month

Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm (AEST)

Venue/Mode: Face-to-Face session at MHFA and Online via Zoom

*Note: The face-to-face sessions start from May as part of the hybrid sessions.



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1300 643 287

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The Mental Health Foundation Australia acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures and to their elders both past and present.