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MHiMA Update - The Health Advocate

MHiMA Team - Friday, October 07, 2016
Latest update from Frank Quinlan, CEO Mental Health Australia:

This week we were pleased to have an article on the Framework for Mental Health in Multicultural Australia included in the October edition of the Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association (AHHA) magazine, The Health Advocate.  

The article, Towards culturally inclusive service delivery, explores the Framework, a practical online resource that allows mental health services and staff to evaluate and enhance their cultural responsiveness. The Framework has been piloted across Australia, including sites in Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia, South Australia, and New South Wales. A snapshot of the experience of pilot sites in NSW is featured in the article, developed with the assistance of the Transcultural Mental Health Centre, a NSW Health statewide service.  

The Australian Health Services Research Institute (AHSRI) has recently conducted an independent review of the Framework, which considered the Framework’s structure, delivery and sustainability, and provided recommendations for future implementation. The review’s findings informed recommendations on the future of the MHiMA Project, submitted by Mental Health Australia to the Australian Government in early 2016. We are currently waiting on the Government’s response about the future of the project, including next steps for the Framework.

Please click here to access The Health Advocate magazine.

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