Our work with multicultural communities

beyondblue acknowledges and respects the diversity of communities across Australia, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the First Australians.

beyondblue also recognises the complexities of identity and that people may identify with more than one community.

Our task is to strengthen understanding, capacity and practice to reduce the impact of depression, anxiety and suicide among multicultural/cultural and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities. We will do this through tailored and collaborative approaches.

A range of research, information, education and support strategies have been developed in consultation with Mental Health in Multicultural Australia (MHiMA) and multicultural communities and organisations. Our work with multicultural communities and organisations crosses a number of program areas at beyondblue, including our men’s and perinatal programs.

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Programs

New Roots

The New Roots project aims to improve the health and wellbeing of males recently settled in Australia through a humanitarian visa from Arabic, Farsi-Dari and Tamil speaking communities.

Our research relating to multicultural people

Research projects

beyondblue funds a variety of research which contributes to the understanding and knowledge of depression and anxiety in multicultural people, and regularly evaluates its projects targeting multicultural communities.

Resources

beyondblue offers a free catalogue of resources for people, their partners, family and friends, and for health professionals who work in mental health relating to multicultural people on depression, anxiety and suicide prevention.

​beyondblue has also translated publications into over 25 languages, search for publications in the link below for more information.

Having a conversation with multicultural people

beyondblue's Having the conversation with multicultural people resources provide information on how to recognise and understand the signs of anxiety and depression, and how to talk to someone you’re concerned about. They have been developed in consultation with Arabic, Dari and Mandarin speaking communities.

More information on multicultural people

beyondblue works to equip multicultural people with the knowledge and skills to maintain their own good mental health and wellbeing, and recognise symptoms in people close to them, in order to prevent the development of a mental health condition.

Read more information, advice and personal stories of multicultural people's experiences with depression, anxiety and suicide.

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