Authors: Cheryl Dewhurst, Jenny Erskine and Karen Frost, NSW
Event: 2010 TheMHS Conference
Subject: TRANSCULTURAL, COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH, PROMOTION
Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers
Abstract: Transcultural groups are diverse in their perceptions of mental health. Community forums can be an effective mechanism to help reduce stigma of mental illness within cultures, provided the information is culturally specific and appropriate. This paper outlines the community mental health forums developed for the Canterbury Local Government Area (LGA) to help increase awareness of mental illness, reduce stigma and improve support for carers and consumers.