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Mental Health Commission Must Reflect Victoria’s Diversity

Mental Health Commission Must Reflect Victoria’s Diversity

Last year, the premier announced Labor would establish Australia’s first royal commission into Victoria’s mental health system if re-elected. Since Labor’s re-election, submissions to the commission have flooded in. CEH welcomes the commitment to a commission....
More Support Needed for International Students’ Mental Health

More Support Needed for International Students’ Mental Health

We need to improve strategies to encourage international students to seek support for mental health, Coroner Audrey Jamieson recommended this week, after the inquest into the death of an international student in 2016. The Coroner’s investigation quoted research that...
Discrimination has Lasting Health Impacts

Discrimination has Lasting Health Impacts

Sunday’s rally in St Kilda is another example of the African Australian community being used as a political pawn in a larger debate about law and order and immigration when there is lots of research on the positive benefits of multiculturalism.   There is clear...
Xenophobia at Miss Universe Pageant?

Xenophobia at Miss Universe Pageant?

In a recent Facebook Live, Miss USA spoke about two other contestants in a way that suggested everyone should be able to speak English. Despite the fact that they were in Thailand at the time. “Miss Cambodia is here and doesn’t speak any English, and not a single...
Five important things we learnt at our World AIDS day Event

Five important things we learnt at our World AIDS day Event

For World AIDS Day, the Multicultural Community Action Network (MCAN) held a forum on 8 December 2018 to advocate, campaign and inform the community about new prevention, treatment and care strategies for HIV. Under the unifying theme ‘prevention for all’, migrants,...
Why we need to change the date of Australia Day

Why we need to change the date of Australia Day

Australia Day is the official national day of Australia, held on 26 January every year. This date marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales, and the raising of the Flag of Great Britain at Sydney...
International Migrants Day

International Migrants Day

On 18 December every year, the world observes International Migrants Day. This day recognises the large number of migrants worldwide, encouraging us to share information about human rights and the fundamental freedoms of migrants. It also encourages us to share our...
23 NDIS workshops delivered by CEH in 2018.

23 NDIS workshops delivered by CEH in 2018.

The free training to support National Disability Insurance Scheme providers in Victoria to engage with clients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds have ended.   Funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, 23 sessions were delivered...

80 workshops delivered by CEH in 2018

Trainers Jolyon Burford, Siri Gunawardana and Spase Veljanovski delivered 80 workshops and presentations throughout Victoria and interstate. Siri got the most holiday sounding venue – Noosa (it was South Brisbane, but whatever). We experienced the biggest range of...