Embrace Multicultural Mental Health Project


This is your opportunity to be a part of a national project aiming to increase the accessibility of mental health services, reduce stigma and improve information distribution across Australia’s multicultural communities. 

We are looking for applicants from across Australia who are passionate about multicultural mental health and ready to contribute to the next phase of the Embrace project to achieve real change.  

As part of the national consumer and carer group you will: 

  • provide insight into multicultural mental health, particularly the views and interests of diverse mental health consumers and carers  
  • offer solutions and strategies for improving the outcomes for all people who are living with mental health issues and their carers 
  • assist in project implementation and ensuring meaningful project outcomes 
  • support the distribution of national approaches 
  • provide links to local multicultural communities 
  • review communication and other documents 
  • and so much more 

Project Information 

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 as well as activities within communities concerning stigma reduction and information provision. 

CALD Mental Health Consumer and Carer Group

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

Mental Health Australia will initially appoint members to the CALD Mental Health Consumer and Carer Group for one year. Membership will be renewed annually.   

Members will be offered sitting fees for their participation in CALD Mental Health Consumer and Carer Group and all travel and accommodation expenses associated with attending meetings,  will be paid for by Mental Health Australia. 

To apply, either complete the online form here or download the application form below and submit by 11.45pm AEST 7 November 2021. 

Successful applicants will be requested to attend the next virtual meeting in early December. 

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

Lauren Stark: lauren@fecca.org.au; 02 6282 5755 

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

Terms of Reference (TORs)

Frequently Asked Questions

Online Application Form or Downloadable Application Form