Multicultural Mental Health.

Anxiety and Depression can strike anyone at any time regardless of race or ethnic background.

Due to language or cultural hurdles it is sometimes more difficult for members of ethnic communities to find and access support when things aren’t going so well for them.

You might find it hard to ask, have an elevated sense of shame or simply not know who to contact.

It’s important to remember there are lots of people ready to help and lots of information and advice in different languages if you are experiencing prolonged periods of feeling sad, miserable or depressed and anxious.

If you need help, there are support services you can talk to on our “Contacts” page.

If you cannot speak english, there is a free translating service available on

131 450  -  call this number and ask them to connect you to the support organisation of your choice in the language required. For example Lifeline on  13 11 14

There is a fantastic resource at www.mhima.org.au  (Mental Health in Multicultural Australia) for mental health service providers wanting to expand their awareness of Multicultural Mental Health services.