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Multicultural Men's Support Group

Multicultural Mental Health

Australia is a culturally diverse country. In Victoria, about half of the residents speak language other than English. The population of multicultural communities, immigrants and refugees from different countries will continue to raise issues for all mental health services in the coming future. More than a quarter (28%) of the Australian population are first generation Australian born overseas. The best evidence is that newcomers bring that country of origins attitudes and prejudices to mental illness with them. Illness & suicide rates appear to be consistent with their country of origin, although more research needs to be done. 

Join Multicultural Men's Support Group

What makes some countries more likely to approach mental health issues head-on than others? Why do some cultures, even in the same country, have drastically different views on masculinity, weakness and asking for help? Understanding the cultural and geographical differences in attitudes regarding mental health and expressions of manliness can go a long way toward reversing potentially harmful trends and making treatment for men’s mental illness more accepted.

The Multicultural Men’s Support Group provides a safe place for all men to share, connect and learn and to gain support for their mental health.

When and where is the support group?

Date: 2nd Monday of the month

Time: 7:30pm - 9:00pm (AEST)

Venue/Mode: Face-to-Face session at MHFA and Online via Zoom

*Note: The face-to-face sessions start from May as part of the hybrid sessions.

Registration: https://www.mhfa.org.au/SupportUser.aspx

 

Contact us

supportgroup@mhfa.org.au

1300 643 287

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The Mental Health Foundation Australia acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures and to their elders both past and present.

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