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Improving your work with interpreters - New resource now available

The VTMH - Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Mental health practitioners now have a new suite of resources to support their work with interpreters. (https://svha-1.wistia.com/medias/fng8luf0wb?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640) It's the outcome of a two-year project conducted in three phases, including consultation with interpreters, mental health practitioners and senior managers, consumer and carers, conso read more...

Cultural characteristics of mental health service users

The VTMH - Monday, June 20, 2016
The whole Australian population is culturally and linguistically diverse with characteristics varying amongst the population. People may face language and cultural barriers when accessing mental health care. Cultural beliefs about what constitutes mental illness and how to respond to it can affect how people explain symptoms, seek help, and access health services. ABS has released an anal read more...