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Health and Wellbeing

CatholicCare Social Services Toowoomba Region – Health Messaging during COVID-19

Recognising that many of their clients are not literate in their first language, CatholicCare in Toowoomba worked with the local Primary Health Network and the local hospital and developed audio translations of key restriction updates and health information.  These were then distributed to service providers, and widely shared through Facebook and WhatsApp. The audio resources have made it much easier for service providers to communicate with clients.  As a result of the information being in a format that is more accessible, and shared through mediums client groups already frequently accessed, the local community has a better understanding of the pandemic and current health advice.

Australian Migrant Resource Centre: COVID-19 measures

Red Cross: Leading local: Community responses to health promotion of COVID-19

In the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, public health information in emerging languages was not readily accessible to refugee and migrant communities living in Murray-Riverina region of NSW. Red Cross identified the need to develop and distribute culturally-appropriate information and materials within these communities.

Connecting Women Workshops

AMRC Adelaide, Northern Area MRC and regionals MRCs in Bordertown, Murray Bridge, Mount Gambier and Naracoorte delivered health and wellbeing workshops to women of migrant and refugee backgrounds in partnership with SA Health.

Guide Book for Chinese Migrants

SydWest Multicultural Services focuses on health and wellbeing of migrants and refugees

Emotional health and wellbeing of new arrivals is vital for a successful settlement

Health and Wellbeing Youth Programs

Learning for Life (Spectrum)

Information Sessions on Health and Wellbeing for Chinese Migrants (CASS)

Health Impact grassroots program

Stories of Making Australia Home

SCoA member, Sydwest Multicultural Services has created an inspiring book which shares the stories of some of Australia's newest citizens. Exploring themes of employment, education, health, social engagement, family and many more, this collection of stories is a message of hope and a celebration of all that Australia stands to gain by welcoming refugees and helping them settle.

See the report here.

African Chef: cooking skills for African men

This project was developed by the Migrant and Refugee Settlement Services of the ACT to support African new arrivals to adopt a more healthy diet. The project aimed to help these men to develop their skills and knowledge around preparing healthy meals and in general leading a healthy lifestyle.