Free Webinar – Approaches to support child mental health in culturally and linguistically diverse communities

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Date(s) - 03/05/2022
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Presenters: Anagha Joshi, Julie Ngwabi and Zakiyyah Muhammad. Facilitator: Gill Munro.

Tuesday, 3 May 2022, 1:00–2:00pm AEST.   Find your time zone

Children and families from CALD backgrounds can experience challenges that affect their mental health and wellbeing. They can also face barriers to accessing and engaging with services. Tailoring your approach to work with children and families from CALD communities can help you to better address their mental health and wellbeing needs.

  • Understand the factors contributing to child mental health in CALD communities.
  • Consider ways to proactively engage with CALD communities to support early intervention and prevention.
  • Understand key principles and practice approaches for building trust and rapport with children and their family.
  • Use strengths-based approaches to support child mental health in CALD communities.
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This webinar is co-produced by CFCA and Emerging Minds in a series focusing on children’s mental health. They are working together as part of the Emerging Minds: National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health, which is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health under the National Support for Child and Youth Mental Health Program.

About the presenters

Anagha Joshi

Anagha is a senior research officer at the Australian Institute of Family Studies. She is experienced in evidence synthesis and knowledge translation, and has produced practice papers, resource sheets, short articles and webinars to increase uptake of evidence in the child, family and welfare sector. She recently completed a scoping review to understand what Australian research exists on child mental health in culturally and linguistically diverse communities with Emerging Minds. Anagha has a clinical and program implementation background, with experience working with diverse communities in Australia and internationally.

Julie Ngwabi

Julie completed General Nurse training in Zimbabwe, and a Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing before moving to Australia with her family in 2004. In Australia, she completed a Graduate Certificate in Nursing (Dual Diagnosis) and a Masters Degree in Mental Health Nursing. Her passion is family focused mental health care. For the past ten years she has worked as a Perinatal Mental Health Clinician, COPMI Coordinator and as a Family and Carer Consultant in Sydney NSW. She believes in a holistic and systemic approach to mental health care to achieve positive mental health outcomes. Julie is passionate about CALD and social justice issues. In her spare time, she volunteers to support recently arrived refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in the community.

Zakiyyah Muhammad

Zakiyyah has journeyed alongside some of the most vulnerable members of the global community over the last 30 years; women and their families who had been victims and survivors of domestic and family violence, prostitution, alcohol and drug related problems, rape, abuse, refugees and asylum seekers, those who had experienced FGM, also those who have been suffered pregnancy loss, been pregnant, birthed and parented in some of the most difficult situations imaginable. Zakiyyah’s passions are studying and living within a social justice framework. This has led to her obtaining a wide range of experience and qualifications which enhance her holistic practice.

Meet the facilitator

Gill Munro

Gill is a social worker who has spent many years as manager of a large specialist drug and alcohol service. During her time in this role Gill noticed that the service experienced huge demand and easily met its KPIs but that it could do better in attracting people from diverse backgrounds. Gill’s passion for ensuring equity and access to the service, together with her discovery that very few people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds accessed the service, led to her to seek to find innovative ways the service could connect with migrant families and communities to facilitate their access.