Mental Health Complaints Commissioner

Cultural Diversity Week

Celebrating Cultural Diversity Week 14 - 22 March, 2015

Cultural Diversity Week kicks off today and culminates with the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on Saturday 21 March.

Cultural Diversity Week is the biggest event on Victoria’s multicultural calendar , providing an opportunity for all Victorians to come together to share their culture, faith and language.

Victoria is the most culturally diverse state in Australia, with almost a quarter of our population born overseas. Victorians come from over 230 countries, speak over 200 languages and follow more than 120 different faiths, so being accessible takes on a whole new meaning for service providers!

At the MHCC, we aim to be responsive and flexible, and adapt our approaches to people’s individual needs.

We have ‘no wrong doors’ and can receive and listen to complaints in any language. We will arrange a free interpreter on request.

We are also currently working to improve the accessibility of our written information, and will be sharing translated fact sheets soon.

Celebrating Cultural Diversity Week

To celebrate Cultural Diversity Week we will be sharing stories from Mental Health in Multicultural Australia’s (MiMHA) “Finding Our Way” project with our social media communities.

The storytellers for “Finding Our Way” are people with culturally diverse backgrounds who are living with emotional and mental health issues. By sharing their experiences, they hope to improve people’s understanding of the challenges faced by people of culturally diverse backgrounds who are living with mental illness.

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