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ADVOCACY

The Foundation provides advocacy to people with mental health issues, multicultural communities and youth. There are four different programs through which we offer mental health advocacy:

 

Australian Multicultural Ambassadors Program 2021               

The Mental Health Foundation Australia (MHFA) aims to engage multicultural and Indigenous communities to promote positive mental health and wellbeing, via a network of dedicated volunteers throughout Australia.

Welcoming and engaging with these community representatives is a key responsibility of the Foundation. The Foundation and individuals benefit from the opportunity to build a trusting relationship with their communities and related groups. It provides a wonderful opportunity for multicultural ambassadors to address mental health issues specific to those communities.

The MHFA provides an administrative framework, transparency of decision-making and enhanced support for ambassadors while enabling them to become more involved in the “Better Mental Health for All” initiative. The MHFA believes that there are many opportunities where Multicultural Ambassadors can reflect the cultural diversity in the community and be an asset to the Foundation by improving current engagement practices in providing culturally appropriate mental health services... Read More                 


                                                     

Australian Youth Ambassadors Program 2021                           

Applications for the Youth-Ambassadors Program 2021 are open to all members of the community aged between 16 and 25 years who are passionate about youth mental health to join the program. The MHFA is seeking individuals who have experience in either the mental health sector, students’ unions and societies, politics, business or in community services to join the program.

In your role as Youth Ambassador, you will have the opportunity to identify and discuss key issues affecting young people and contribute ideas for youth programs. YAP members may also get to work alongside MHFA staff to plan key events, speak at or attend MHFA functions, seminars and undertake Support Group meetings. Being part of the YAP is a great opportunity for professional development and expanding your networks while having some fun along the way...Read More

 


 

Australian Future Leaders Program 2021                                     

In your role as a Future Leader, you will have the opportunity to identify and discuss key issues affecting young people in mental health and contribute ideas for youth programs.

MFLP members may also get to work alongside MHFA staff to plan key events, speak at or attend MHFA functions or seminars, and undertake Support Group meetings. Being part of the MFLP is a great opportunity for professional development and expanding your networks while having some fun along the way...Read More

 


 

Volunteer Program 2021                                                              

Volunteer groups form the basis of our mental health community providing a wide range of MHFA services and activities. Without the time and effort given by a large number of community members, these services would not be available.

The MHFA can always use your skills to help achieve our mission which is helping people who have mental health problems, their families and the people treating them. We also welcome mental health professionals who can provide valuable and worthwhile expertise.

Working as a volunteer is a good way to gain first-hand experience in mental health work. The experience you gain as a volunteer may also be useful for securing employment or a place on a tertiary course. As an MHFA volunteer, you are free to set your own hours...Read More

 

If you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact us via phone: 03 9826 1422 or email: admin@mhfa.org.au

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