On 17 October and 18 of October 2018, Settlement Council of Australia attended the stakeholder group meeting for the National Multicultural Mental Health Project hosted by Mental Health Australia and FECCA. The 2 day stakeholder meeting consisted of fruitful discussions around mental health, in particular for CALD communities.
On the first day, the group was welcomed by Ruth Das, staff member of Mental Health Australia. Frank Quinlan, the CEO of Mental Health Australia also thanked the group for their time, recognising the group’s expertise and insight as a valuable component of the project. Each Stakeholder Group member introduced themselves and provided a background of their workplace and their interest in the Project. Throughout the day, the group continued to discuss issues facing CALD consumers and carers, communication strategies and engagement strategies for the project.
The second day consisted of discussing the changes needed to the current national mental health framework, the future strategies for the national multicultural mental health project and the priorities.
Overall, the group was enthusiastic to continue to work on this project in near future.
SCoA sends it’s thanks to the Mental Health Australia team and congratulates them on hosting a successful stakeholder’s group meeting. We look forward to seeing this important work develop and will be actively involved with further stages of the process.