The Beginning a Life in Australia booklet has recently been updated. The booklet provides settlement information and links to resources for newly arrived migrants, humanitarian entrants, their sponsors and service providers. The booklet is currently available in English, Arabic, Farsi
Communication with a person from a refugee background may be affected by language and cultural differences as well as social, economic and political experiences. It is important for an accredited interpreter (i.e. not a family member) to be offered to ensure ethical, safe and high qu
The Commonwealth Department of Social Services has developed a family safety pack with information on Australia’s laws regarding domestic and family violence, sexual assault and forced marriage. The pack aims to reduce violence against women from culturally and linguistically diverse
beyondblue has developed 3 in-language booklets in consultation with members of the Arabic, Dari and Chinese communities for people who are concerned about someone close to them experiencing depression or anxiety. Arabic and Dari booklets are available for parents and guardians who a
A series of videos have been produced by Family Planning NSW. Spoken in Arabic, Assyrian, Dari, French, Hindi, Karen, Khmer, Mandarin, Nepalese, Turkish and Vietnamese, the firsthand accounts dispel some common misconceptions about cervical cancer screening and encourage all women to
The British Pain Society has produced a series of pain scales in multiple written languages to aid assessment by health care professionals. Languages include English, Arabic, Somali, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu.
Public mental health services catchment area maps (i.e. for CATT and other services): http://www.health.vic.gov.au/mentalhealth/services/maps/index.htm Victorian public mental health service system: http://www.health.vic.gov.au/mentalhealth/services/mhsystem.pdf A-Z of Department of H
NSW Refugee Health Service has developed a free online tool which produces an appointment letter in 17 languages. It is simple to use and fast, enabling the letter to be printed off during a consultation and given to patients before they leave your ward or clinic.
Research has been conducted by the University of Adelaide, in conjunction with Monash University, The University of Sydney and the South Australian Department of Health, to investigate the effects of very hot weather on the wellbeing of migrants and refugees. Identified in the study
First Food for Babies is a brochure produced as part of the Food for Everybody project in conjunction with the Maternal and Child Health Team of the City of Greater Dandenong. The brochure is available in English and in Arabic, Sudanese Arabic, Dari, Nuer and Mandarin.