Embrace Multicultural Mental Health Project


This project is funded by the Australian  Government Department of Health to focus on mental health and suicide prevention for people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds in Australia.

Mental Health Australia, the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) and the National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA) will work together with people from CALD backgrounds who have experienced mental health issues and their carers to achieve the aims of this national project.

The project aims to improve mental health services for people from CALD backgrounds by helping organisations and workers to better understand and respond to the needs of Australia’s CALD communities.

CALD Mental Health Consumer and Carer Group

As part of this National project, a CALD Mental Health Consumer and Carer Group has been formed to provide advice based on members’ personal experience and connections to their communities.

We are still looking for consumer applicants from ACT and the NT. This is your unique opportunity to apply as a consumer to be a member of the Carer & Consumer Group. We value your experiences and insight into this process. To apply, click on the application form below and submit.

For role related queries or questions about the application process, contact:

Lauren Stark: lauren@fecca.org.au

If you need more information on the project visit www.embracementalhealth.org.au

Application Form

Draft Terms of Reference (TORs)

Frequently Asked Questions


Positive CALD Ageing Network (PCAN)

FECCA has opened nominations for the Positive CALD Ageing Network (PCAN). As a member of the Positive CALD Ageing Network (PCAN), you are part of wider representation that will support the development of informed policy positions on aged care for older people from CALD backgrounds in Australia. PCAN members represent voices of CALD older persons, their carers, community organisations, service providers, and researchers.

Term of Reference available here: PCAN Terms of Reference 2020

Applications close 1700, 31 July 2020