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Translated Mental Health Information

VTMH does not produce translated information. This webpage provides links existing resources produced by external organisations. VTMH has not undertaken its own review of this information and cannot accept responsibility for the quality of the translations provided by external links.

Considerations for Working with Translated Information

How to: Reviewing existing translated materials - Checklist

Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health (Date: Unknown)

Language services access guide (2013)  

Department of Human Services, Victorian Government. (2013). Language services policy. Melbourne: Author.

Search Engines and Databases

Mental Health in Multicultural Australia (MHiMA)

Provides links to a collection of translated information, including:

Victorian Government, Health Translations Directory: This Victorian Government website provides web links to to third party sites with over 10,000 resources in 90 languages. Features of the site include: Search either via Language or Topic from web link; Register translated information; a ‘Practitioner’s Resources’ tool function for creating language identification tools.  

The NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors STARTTS:Find translated Relaxation CDs in a variety of languages.

Transculutral Mental Health Centre: Resources include Consumer medication brochures in a number of languages containing detailed information about specific types of medications to treat mental health disorders and illnesses, how they work, side effects, how they should be used and where to seek help if needed.

Undertaking translations / Translating health information 


Effective Translations: Victorian Government Guidelines on Policies and Procedures

Victorian Government. (2014). Effective translations: Victorian government guidelines on policies and procedures. Melbourne: Author.

Beyond Words Translation Checklist

Mental Health in Multicultural Australia (2007). Beyond words translation checklist. Parramatta: Author.

Department of Human Services Language Services Policy (2013)

Department of Human Services, Victorian Government. (2013). Language services policy. Melbourne: Author.

Language services access guide (2103)

Department of Human Services, Victorian Government. (2013). Language services policy. Melbourne: Author

Rights and Anti Discrimination

Human Rights Commission: Provides  translated information about the commission, discrimination, and rights in Victoria and how to make a complaint into languages other than English and in accessible formats.

The National Anti Racism Strategy: A summary of the Strategy available in 26 community languages  

Department of HealthVictoria's Mental Health Services webpage Patient Rights (2012) materials translated in a variety of languages, as well as in audio recording format available for download. View these here

 

Outcome Measure Information

The Department of Health website offers information about the use of translated versions of the BASIS 32 and SDQ

View this information via the Victoria's Mental Health Services webpage:  

Outcome measurements in mental health (2011).

The Department of Human Services has developed information brochures to help inform consumers of mental health services and their carers about outcome measurement. These have been translated into a range of community languages and are available for download at Victoria's Mental Health Services webpage:

Outcome Measurements Translations (2011).

 

See also the Language and Interpreting Services and Resources section of the VTMH website