Authors: NSW Transcultural Mental Health Centre
Event: 2000 TheMHS Awards
Type of resource: TheMHS Awards
Award state: NSW
Award level: Silver
Award category: Consumer/ Carer Program or service
Abstract: Description of Facility/Organisation: The Transcultural Mental Health Centre (TMHC) was establihed in 1993 and is the first serives of its kind in NSW. It was set up in responses to growing awareness and concern over the difficulties facing people of non-English speaking background (NESB) in accessing and using mental health services and the impact of culture and language on the experience, treatment and service provision for people of NESB. The Transcultural Mental Health Centre draws on the expertise of the community, mental health servuces, consumers/carers and tertiary institutions through its subcommittee structure and its overall direction is managed by a steering committee. It is funded by the state government. The work of the TMHC comprise consumer and carer projects, research, clinical services, training in transcultural mental health, promoting the development of multilingual resources and mental health promotion.