ECCV has designed a workshop for Practitioners working with (or wanting to work with) migrant and refugee communities within the mental health service sector. The workshop content is based on evidence-based research.

Understanding the impacts of the mental health and wellbeing of multicultural communities, using a lived experience approach workshop, is a 3-hour workshop facilitated face to face or online delivery.

The workshop topics will cover:

  • Lived experience and Intersectional approaches, discussions about the lived experience concept at the personal and practice level including an understanding of intersectional needs when working with migrant and refugee communities.
  • Identify factors that impact on poorer mental health outcomes for multicultural communities and reflect on ways to apply culturally safe and responsive service strategies.

The workshop aims for participants to:

  • Reflect on ECCV lived experience and community or individual engagement practice.
  • Identify intersectional factors and identities that can shape the lived and living experiences of migrants and refugees.
  • Identify factors that impact on poorer mental health outcomes experienced by Multicultural communities.
  • Reflect on strategies to support culturally safe and responsive mental health and wellbeing care.

To arrange a workshop, contact ECCV Partnership and Engagement Lead Surmeli Yesilyurt on 0481 589 664 or syesilyurt@eccv.org.au.