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Queensland Health Mental Health Services – Queensland Health Mental Health Services provide public mental health services in each of the Hospital and Health Services in Queensland. They deliver specialised assessment, clinical treatment and rehabilitation services to reduce symptoms of mental illness and facilitate recovery.

1300 MH CALL (1300 64 2255) - 1300 MH CALL is a confidential mental health telephone triage service that provides the first point of contact to public mental health services to Queenslanders. 1300 MH CALL is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and will link to the caller’s nearest Queensland Public Mental Health service.

In an emergency always dial Triple Zero (000)

Queensland Transcultural Mental Health Centre  — The Queensland Transcultural Mental Health Centre is a specialist statewide service that works to ensure people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds receive culturally responsive mental health care and support.

Queensland Program for the Assistance of Torture and Trauma —provides culturally sensitive services to promote the health and wellbeing of people who have been tortured or who have suffered refugee related trauma prior to migrating to Australia.

Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland — ECCQ supports social and economic participation for all Queenslanders through strengthening community associations, delivering leadership training, creating employment pathways and raising awareness of the benefits of cultural diversity.

Multicultural Development Australia  — As well as providing a range of other services, MDA is contracted by the Australian Government to provide refugee settlement services to newly arrived humanitarian entrants in Queensland. 

Mental Health in Multicultural Australia — The MHIMA project is a national project aimed at providing advice and support for providers and governments on mental health and suicide prevention for people from CALD backgrounds.

MHiMA's Knowledge Exchange — Web directory provides quick access to online information, tools and resources with a focus on mental health and suicide prevention in multicultural Australia.

Further reading

Working with culturally and linguistically diverse adolescents — Reports, policy papers and other resources — This compilation of reports provides practitioners and policy-makers with broader contextual information regarding the issues facing CALD adolescents, as well as the latest national data.

Mind matters policy paper: The mental health and wellbeing of young people from diverse cultural backgrounds — This review of Victoria's mental health system highlights multicultural youth mental health concerns and recommendations for sector improvement.

Mental health impacts of racial discrimination in Victorian culturally and linguistically diverse communities — This report documents the link between self-reported experiences of racism and poorer physical and mental health.

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