In-language Community Projects
Community Workshops: Access to Health Care
The health care system in Australia can be very complex and confusing for newly arrived migrants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. We provide education sessions in different languages to help community members understand the Australian Health Care system.
Who is the program for
- Newly arrived migrants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; or
- Anyone who needs support to understand the health care system in Australia
Our Access to Health Care Community Education is run as a single session. The session provides an overview of the Australian health care system, including the role of family doctors, community health centres, dental care, public and private hospitals, interpreter services, what to do in an emergency and the benefits of having a Medicare card, Health Care card or Pension card.
Our Cultural Support Workers can deliver the session in-language for the Arabic, Bangla, Cantonese, Farsi, Mandarin, Mongolian, Nepali, Rohingya and Vietnamese speaking communities.
To organise a session for your community, or to find out more, contact our team at SLHD-DiversityHub@health.nsw.gov.au
Gambling Harm Awareness
A recent survey shows that 73 per cent of adults in Australia have gambled in the past year, with 38 per cent of them gambled once a week or even more often. What is even more concerning is that almost half of those who have gambled are at risk of experiencing harm. That is where the Gambling Harm Awareness Project comes in.
Who is the project for
We are here to support culturally and linguistically diverse communities dealing with gambling harm. Our project specifically focuses on working with the Arabic, Chinese, Nepalese, and Vietnamese communities. We collaborate closely with community organisations, religious institutions, and media outlets to make a real difference.
We cover various important topics through community consultations, interactive workshops, inclusive community forums held in different languages, active participation in community festivals, and impactful ethnic media campaigns. Our goal is to raise awareness about the negative consequences of gambling and inform people about the support services available.
To learn more about gambling harm and find support services in your language, visit GambleAware.
To organise an education session for your community, or to find out more about the project, contact Wael Sabri at Wael.Sabri@health.nsw.gov.au or 0438 328 755.
Staying Healthy in Winter
As winter arrives, various viruses such as flu, COVID-19 and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) become more prevalent. People tend to spend more time indoors during this season, increasing likelihood of contracting these respiratory illnesses. This can be particularly dangerous for individuals with chronic illnesses. To address these concerns, we offer education sessions in community languages to provide guidance on adopting healthier lifestyle and to help community members understand the benefits of vaccinations.
Who is the project for
Our project specifically focuses on working with Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, Greek, Italian, Macedonian, Mandarin, Nepali, Portuguese, Spanish, Urdu and Vietnamese-speaking communities - residing in the following Local Government Areas:
Bayside Council, Georges River council, Randwick Council, Sutherland shire Council, Waverly Council and Woollahra Council, Inner West council, Canada Bay Council, Burwood Council, Strathfield Council, City of Sydney Council and some parts of Canterbury-Bankstown City Council.
Staying Healthy in Winter community education consists of a single session. During this session, we provide an overview of staying healthy in winter. We discuss the importance of staying updated with flu vaccines and COVID-19 booster shots, highlight the benefits of vaccinations, identify individuals at high risk of contracting the flu virus, explain who can receive the COVID-19 booster vaccine, provide guidance on how to protect yourself and others, and offer tips on maintaining a healthy lifestyle during winter.
Our Cultural Support Workers can deliver the sessions in-language for the Arabic, Cantonese, Bengali, Greek, Italian, Macedonian, Mandarin, Nepali, Portuguese, Spanish, Urdu and Vietnamese-speaking communities.
To arrange a session for your community or to find out more, contact our team at SLHD-DiversityHub@health.nsw.gov.au
Poster - 'Are you up to date with your vaccinations?'