People of different cultural backgrounds

Supporting culturally and linguistically diverse people

The experiences of ethnicity and disability are interdependent and one cannot be valued over the other NEDA, People with intellectual disability from CALD backgrounds may not be given the opportunity to participate fully in the cultural life of their own ethnic group or that of the dominant culture.

There may be multiple reasons for this: a person with intellectual disability may experience discrimination or shame within their cultural group because of their disability; a person may experience separation from their family of origin due to institutionalisation or removal from their families due to abuse or neglect; or a person with intellectual disability may receive support from a service or organisation, and that service may not provide the support required for the person to participate fully in their culture and its traditions.

Did you know as many as one in five Queenslanders has a disability? Every day, some face barriers to participating in their own community. Everyone has a role to play in creating a more inclusive Queensland, whether as an individual, through business or as a member of a community group As Public Guardian, I want to acknowledge the exemplary work being undertaken by staff in the community services sector across the It is a United Nations UN sanctioned day, celebrated internationally and aiming to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability, as well as to celebrate the An essential element of person centeredness is to think about issues of power and control.

Supporting culturally and linguistically diverse people

With true person centred approaches, including individualised or self-directed funding models, people with a disability and those who care about them must be the ones that are in control and have authority At a time of significant disruption in the community services sector, many organisations are rightly focused on defining their inventory and consolidating their market position.

The idea of collaboration or partnership in an increasingly competitive market seems nonsensical to many agencies With the impending roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme NDIS looming large in Queensland, some Not-For-Profit service providers in the Townsville region are expressing a feeling of isolation and of being somewhat disconnected. Most people plan life in some way or other.

Whether we use paper planners for day to day organisation, plan each month by the moon cycles, or develop a detailed five year plan about meeting goals, people generally have some way of keeping track of what goals they are planning and what steps they You are here Home Service delivery Disability How to hear me: a resource kit for working with people with intellectual disability Intellectual disability and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Content News Key Organisations Resources Legislation Blogs StudioQ People with an intellectual disability who are from culturally and linguistically diverse CALD backgrounds will be highly likely to experience multiple forms of discrimination throughout their lives. Is this similar or different to the dominant culture?

Cultural Intelligence

NDIS six years on - insights from the Hunter. One of the key trial sites for the NDIS was the Hunter region, and six years on they have learnt a lot.

CSIA brings you a full day of insights, learnings and opportunities from a range of organisations, people with disabilities and financial experts to help you prepare for the NDIS. The presenters The Individual Capacity Building ICB grants will fund activities in the community over the next three years that benefit all Australians with disability, their carers and Before these rounds are opened, a free minute on-demand webinar is available to support organisations to get their ILC grant pitch right.

Have your say on the future of disability legislation in Queensland. Read more about Have your say on the future of disability legislation in Queensland. Fees cut for passengers with a disability. Read more about Fees cut for passengers with a disability. NDIS set to deliver outcomes for people with disability in Cairns. Queensland Government media release With the rollout of the NDIS locally from 1 July, Cairns region residents with disability are being encouraged by the Palaszczuk Government to check their eligibility and take up the opportunity to sign up to the scheme.

Speaking about the rollout of the NDIS Public Guardian recognises excellence by the community sector in upholding human rights.

The Public Guardian last week awarded Townsville local, Kris Hood, with the Public Guardian Excellence Award for her role in supporting and advocating for clients with a disability. Read more about Public Guardian recognises excellence by the community sector in upholding human rights. This means there will be changes for WorkAbility Employment Marketta events across the state.

Is your workforce NDIS-ready? WorkAbility Queensland and the local workforce action group are taking registrations for the Greater South East Queensland and Employment Marketta events. The Marketta is a vibrant and interactive 'market place' connecting providers to the many commonwealth, state and Read more about WorkAbility Employment Marketta events across the state. Are you looking for support in Queensland, or trying to find a service that meets your needs?

Now you can search oneplace , the service directory hosted by the Queensland Family and Child Commission. Read more about oneplace community services directory. National Disability Services. Peak organisation for community services organisations supporting people with a disability. Read more about National Disability Services. People with a Disability. Queensland Government web portal with resources to support people with a disablity. Read more about People with a Disability. Disability and Community Care Services Queensland.

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Cultural differences and language barriers can contribute to a person's distress, confusion, or reluctance to get support. As Australia's population continues to become more multicultural, it is becoming more important than ever before to be accepting of each other and make people feel respected and valued. This is as true for mental health services as it is for the general community. If you are from a CALD background and want to know more about looking after your wellbeing, we have information on supporting yourself.

If you want to support someone else and don't know where to start, take a look at our page on support for carers. We also have resources below to help you get started. You might find online and phone-based mental health resources helpful. Some suggestions are below. You can find more with our Search tool. Resources are saved until you close your browser window.

Supporting culturally and linguistically diverse people. Supporting someone else. On this page. Many migrants feel they have to give primary care to their relatives Caregiving in multicultural families is influenced by their own cultural traditions and beliefs.

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CALD families tend to feel a strong duty to give care to a relative with a mental illness despite feeling unsupported, isolated, and experiencing stigma. Along with this, they often do not have a strong grasp of the mental illness they are giving care for, and are not able to access helpful information or mental health services due to language barriers. Source 1 Source 2. There are some known protective factors for migrant mental health Factors known to improve mental health for immigrants and refugees are increased English speaking skills, migrating at a younger age, better social support, and being free to practise their own religious beliefs.

Social and family togetherness as well as community belonging play a huge role in creating positive mental wellbeing among refugees. Migrating to another country can impact a person's mental health and wellbeing There are pressures that come with moving countries. The most common challenges for new citizens are language barriers, loss of cultural identity, distance from family, and lack of opportunity to use trained working skills.

These factors, along with traumatic events that may have happened before migration, can increase the risk of mental illness. However, many migrants have similar wellbeing to or better than the general community. Next steps You might find online and phone-based mental health resources helpful. Show More.

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