Multicultural Mental Health Reform
ECCV is supporting the reform of Victoria’s mental health system to ensure that people from migrant and refugee backgrounds can access and receive mental health support that is culturally safe, responsive and inclusive.
As part of our mental health work, ECCV is establishing a multicultural mental health network to inform the state’s reform process.
The network will promote the needs and perspective of migrant and refugee communities through an evidence-informed, strategic approach to policy and design and provide a key platform for agencies, researchers, clinical experts, advocates and people with lived experience to share information and collaborate.
Funded by the Department of Health, the network is part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to implement all of the Royal Commission’s recommendations. Recommendation 34 of the Royal Commission’s report recognised the need for multicultural engagement to be an integral part of the Mental Health Reforms process to effectively address the gaps in the mainstream system, so they are culturally ‘safe, responsive and inclusive’.
The network is designed to respond directly to the critical need to ensure that the voices of people from migrant and refugee backgrounds are heard, respected, and addressed in the mental health reform process.
ECCV has been funded by the Victorian Government’s Diverse Mental Health & Wellbeing Grants Program, which aims to provide better health outcomes for our migrant and refugee communities.
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Consultations & Opportunities
If you are a mental health service provider, researcher, policy-maker, community organisation, consumer or carer, or if your work is related to the mental health needs of multicultural communities, ECCV would love to hear from you. ECCV is collaborating with the...