Authors: Evan Bichara
Event: 2015 TheMHS Conference
Subject: mental health services, cultural and linguistic diversity
Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers
Abstract: There are many different ways of participating that can be rather meaningful and offer a sense of belonging to particular ethnic groups in enhancing wellness / contribute towards recovery. Emphasis will be placed towards people who had or are having a MI. For the CALD communities, traditional methods of engagement such as public meetings or workshops do not always work. Inclusive engagement for the CALD communities in MH is thinking beyond the square, beyond the usual methods of engagement and encouraging ALL members of the community to voice their opinions, ideas and concerns of what participation could look like. Inclusive public engagement is also addressing the barriers and encouraging the enablers of what each unique CALD Community could face in line of participation. Evan will talk about all the above and try to explain some important overarching principles that may assist with CALD participation with CALD Communities regardless of their ethnicity. Evan will also bring to his talk the picture of current practices highlighting some documents drawn up over the years on this topic. Then it will be opened to Q&A.