For crisis support call Lifeline on 13 11 14, MH Call 1300 642 255 or in an emergency call 000
Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) people include refugees, asylum seekers or other people who were born overseas and now live in Australia.
Language difficulties, different cultural understandings of mental health or unfamiliarity with western health systems can stop people from accessing the support they need.
But culturally sensitive services break down these barriers by respecting the health beliefs, practices, culture and linguistic needs of diverse people.
These services may have workers who speak many languages and can translate mental health support information on a range of topics.
The following services deliver mental health services for culturally and linguistically diverse people in the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay region.
Brisbane MIND is funded through Brisbane North PHN and provides psychological therapies for under-served groups.
To be eligible, you must hold a healthcare or pension card and experience barriers to accessing Medicare Benefit Schedule-based psychological intervention.
After your GP refers you to Brisbane MIND, your care will be delivered by contracted local allied health professionals.
Culture-based mental and social support for people from multicultural backgrounds.
A specialised state-wide service providing culturally responsive mental health care and support for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds receive.
Flexible and culturally sensitive services promoting the health and wellbeing of people who have been tortured or who have suffered refugee related trauma prior to migrating to Australia.
A service supporting people from a refugee background who need psychiatric assessment in a culturally safe environment. Download the service flyer.
Support for asylum seekers provides help in an emergency if you are experiencing financial hardship. Red Cross can also help you to connect with your local community through volunteering.
Free legal advice in general immigration matters and family law. RAILS assists and represents migrants, refugees and people who are seeking asylum.
Case management services for asylum seekers to help them access food, accommodation, clothing, medical aid, trauma counselling, skills training, legal support, visa guidance, English classes and community events.
A network of groups and organisations who support refugees and asylum seekers.
Care for people of a refugee background.
A service providing advocacy on behalf of vulnerable people from CALD backgrounds with a disability.
Aged and community care services for people from a CALD background.
Framework for Mental Health in Multicultural Australia: Towards culturally and inclusive service delivery
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia, their diversity, histories and knowledge and their continuing connections to land, waterways and culture. We pay our respect to all Australian Indigenous Peoples and their cultures, and to Elders of past, present and future generations.
Brisbane North PHN wishes to acknowledge the experience and expertise of the My Mental Health Steering Committee, delegates of the Peer Participation in Mental Health Services (PPIMS) network and health professionals in developing the My Mental Health Website.