Strengthening the cultural competency and cultural responsiveness of the mental health workforce in Tasmania.

This newsletter contains resources, the latest research, events and professional development opportunities to help Tasmanian mental health service providers better cater for our community members with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse needs.


MYAN National Youth Settlement Framework: Achieving the best settlement outcomes for young people in Australia. 
Multicultural Youth Tasmanina (MYT) is hosting a 1 day training workshop in Hobart on the Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network (MYAN) National Youth Settlement Framework (NYSF).  This training will enable participants to respond more effectively to the specific needs of young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds in order to support their active and sustained participation in Australian society.

Presenters include the MYT staff and young people from the MYT Youth Advisory Group, who have a lived experience of migrating to Australia. Participants can expect an interactive workshop, with exploration and discussion of case studies, and application of practical guides and resources. Participants will receive a copy of the National Youth Settlement Framework (NYSF) and an attendance certificate.

Who should attend this training?
People working with young people from a refugee or migrant background, including asylum seekers. Appropriate for people working within an education, health or community setting, youth sector and sports and recreation sector.

When: Hobart: 20th July 2021 
To register click here

DV-alert is a nationally accredited training program that enables participants to recognise signs of domestic violence, respond with appropriate care and refer cases to relevant support services. Note the specialised working with interpreters session on June 2nd. 

DV-alert General Stream: 31 May - 1 June 2021, Hobart 

Duration: 2 days | Cost: Free | Click here to register

DV-alert Working with Interpreters: 2 June 2021, Hobart 

Duration: 1 day | Cost: Free | Click here to register

DV-alert General Stream: 7 - 8 June 2021, Devonport 

Duration: 2 days | Cost: Free | Click here to register


COVID - 19 Vaccines Multicultural Outreach Stakeholder Pack 

This pack contains in-language communication resources and key messages about vaccine safety and eligibility, resources include audio, video and social media content. 

We encourage you to share these in-language resources. 

Are you safe at home? flyers in Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Dari, English, Farsi, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Karen, Khmer, Macedonian, Punjabi, Somali, Turkish, Vietnamese – Multicultural Centre For Women's Health (

Domestic Violence Victoria (DV Vic) and Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (DVRCV) has developed flyers about abuse and violence at home. These flyers were checked and verified by Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health’s trained Health Educators.


Stuck in Transit - International student update

The pandemic has hit the international education sector hard. Over 100,000 international students were stuck overseas when Australia's borders first closed in February 2020. New international students are unable to enter the country.

Despite numerous proposals, almost all efforts to bring back international students have been unsuccessful.

This policy brief examines these issues using data from the Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE), the Department of Home Affairs (DHA), and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). This research considers the impact of online enrolments.

The experiences of culturally and linguistically diverse people with disability: Issues paper

The purpose of this paper is to invite the public to share information with the Royal Commission to help better understand violence against, and abuse, neglect, and exploitation of, people with disability from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. 

The Commission wants to hear about challenges and barriers, as well as good practices, and ways to better prevent and reduce violence against, and abuse, neglect and exploitation of, culturally and linguistically diverse people with disability. This includes a person’s interaction with systems and services, such as education, health, immigration, justice, transport, workplaces, group homes and other accommodation arrangements, and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

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Introducing MYAN's new national manager

Rana is the first Iranian woman to be a National Head of Office for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Iran. Over 20 years, her professional practice has grown to include building business strategies, setting the organisational vision, and leading mission-critical initiatives. Rana is an expert in social inclusion and humanitarian ethics, she has led strategic engagements to partner and build a shared vision with networks of stakeholders, funders and community groups to deliver transformative community and social projects.

She has recently headed the Victorian Cancer Screening Framework’s participation and recruitment strategy at Cancer Council Victoria. Rana is also sought out to deliver keynote speeches on intersectionality, human rights, diversity and inclusion to diverse audiences of international influencers, members of parliament and local community members.

She is a member of the Victorian Multicultural Commission’s Regional Advisory Council and is on the Community Advisory Committee of Dental Health Victoria. She is also a Board member of Australian Iranian Society of Victoria and Vice President of Equal Employment Opportunity Network.

"I'm really excited to be leading MYAN in our work with young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds. As a migrant myself, seeing young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds supported, thriving, and achieving great things is something very important to me. I look forward to working with our youth leaders, state and territory partners, government, and multicultural youth sector. I can't wait to meet everyone and continue the work MYAN has done in building and strengthening these valuable relationships to ensure that young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds thrive in Australia." 

Welcome Rana. 

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