Authors: Jaime Comber, Adla Abushanab
Event: 2017 TheMHS Conference
Subject: Reducing Stigma and Discrimination,Community, Culture, Society,Promotion, Prevention, Early Intervention
Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers
Abstract: The video resource ‘Into the light’ offers the Arabic speaking community a tool to start having conversations about psychological health and concerns.
Adla will describe how the lack of mental health literacy in Sydney’s Arabic Communities drove the need for such a project and share experiences and learning from the project.
Into the Light’ is a three-part video resource in Arabic. It aims to engage the Arabic-speaking communities in NSW on psychological health, distress and seeking help. The first part is about people’s experience of mental illness, the second part highlights some learning and the third part is guidance and insights from religious leaders.
This presentation will highlight how Being worked with the partners, Metro Assist, Transcultural Mental Health Centre and Liverpool Migrant Resource Centre on this project and how the project team developed this fabulous resource.
This presentation will help others who are planning to develop resources for cultural and linguistically diverse communities.
Learning Objective 1: Highlight the issues that the audience need to consider when developing a project specifically for a culturally or linguistically diverse community.
Learning Objective 2: Mental health services are striving to be culturally competent and this presentation illustrates how this can occur in practice.
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