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Australian Multicultural Ambassador Program

 

 

 

The Mental Health Foundation Australia invites all multicultural community members to join our Australian Multicultural Ambassador program 2020.

The program has been successfully running the last 4 years. In 2019, we had a spectacular array of multicultural ambassadors ranging from professionals to youth workers who have set a high standard for this program hence, we are stepping into organising this program in 2020 with high expectations.

The aim of the program is to further engage multicultural and Indigenous communities in promoting positive mental health and well being, through a network of dedicated volunteers throughout Australia. It will also provide community leaders with an official platform to become involved in the introduction and coordination of Mental Health related programs in their communities, as well as opportunities for professional development.  

Our Multicultural Ambassadors range from professionals, doctors, students, youth leaders and business people, who have demonstrated a commitment to their community and have been selected for the influence and impact they are having on Australians in their community.

 

 

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Aim of the Program:

The aim of the MHFA Multicultural Ambassadors Program is to further engage multicultural and Indigenous communities in promoting positive mental health and wellbeing, through a network of dedicated volunteers throughout Victoria.

The ambassadors will connect MHFA Board and staff with their respective communities and promote MHFA activities as a vehicle for engagement and inclusion.

The program will also provide community leaders with an official platform to become involved in the introduction and coordination of Mental Health related programs in their communities, as well as opportunities for professional development. 

 

 Role Description:

  • Liaise between the MHFA and your community
  • Promote MHFA Multicultural and Indigenous programs through community festivals, as well as print and social media outlets.
  • Assist the regional Multicultural & Indigenous Development Officer and Regional Development Manager you are assigned to throughout the season
  • Represent the MHFA at community events and attend MHFA meetings, functions and events such as local Multicultural Gala Dinner, Mental Health Wellbeing Walk, CALD festivals/functions.
  • Assist in delivering cultural awareness sessions
  • Assist with the distribution of information to targeted community groups
  • Assist with MHFA Multicultural and Indigenous events and activities
  • Engage people from your community in MHFA Multicultural and Indigenous programs and monitor their progress
  • Commit approximately 1-2 hours of your time each week.

 

 Benefits for Ambassadors:

  • A sense of pride and achievement from making a valuable contribution to the community
  • A deeper connection to, and knowledge of, MHFA Multicultural and Indigenous programs
  • Contribution to positive community health outcomes by assisting your community engage in wider society
  • Access to personal MHFA business card and email address
  • Help develop community programs by providing direction and ideas for the ongoing growth of MHFA Multicultural and Indigenous programs
  • An opportunity to represent Mental Health Foundation Australia in community and assist outgrowth.

Mental Health Foundation Australia’s Multicultural Ambassadors range from professionals, doctors, students, youth leaders and business people, who have demonstrated a commitment to their community and have been selected for the influence and impact they are having on Australians in their community.

If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact the office on 1300 MHF AUS  (1300 643 287).

 To join, please complete the form here

 

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