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Seminar: VTMH October Seminar 2019

Start: 2019-10-16

End: 2019-10-16










VTMH Monthly Seminar Series 

Wednesday, 16th October 2019


SUPPORTING BICULTURAL WORK

SPEAKERS: JASMINE PHILLIPS (COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND BICULTURAL PROJECT LEAD) & FIRDOS SALEH (BICULTURAL WORKER) FROM COHEALTH

Venue: Conference Room, Level 1 Bolte Wing (Building F), 14 Nicholson St, St Vincent's Hospital, Fitzroy VIC 3065 

Time: 3 - 4pm 

Topic: 

cohealth will discuss the benefits of employing bicultural workers to improve community engagement with diverse CALD community groups, service access and community-led practice.

Lessons learned from cohealth’s bicultural internship program will be shared as well as ways to engage with bicultural workers at your organisation and embed lived experience in service delivery.

Speakers: Jasmine Phillips has extensive experience working with CALD communities both in Australia and internationally as a community development worker. Jasmine is currently working at cohealth in the refugee health team where she manages the bicultural project. Jasmine is passionate about supporting Refugee and Asylum Seeker communities and, specifically, bicultural workers to develop their skills in community-led practice, self-determination and advocacy.

Firdos Saleh has worked with cohealth for nearly 3 years as a bicultural worker. She is from the Eritrean community. Firdos has extensive experience as a bicultural worker and advocate for Refugee and Asylum Seeker communities. She has been involved in delivering many community led projects, exploring topics such as; women’s health, health literacy, multicultural inclusion and more. Firdos is passionate about supporting refugee communities’ health and wellbeing.


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The VTMH Seminar Series presents speakers on a range of mental health and diversity themes. Sessions are free and will interest people working in a range of sectors.