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Refugee Week 2022

Refugee Week 2022

Refugee Week, Coordinated by the Refugee Council of Australia, is Australia’s peak annual activity to inform the public about refugees and celebrate their positive contributions to Australian society. Honouring Richmond’s vibrant and dynamic Vietnamese Australian...
Watch the 2022 MHSS Workforce Development Forum

Watch the 2022 MHSS Workforce Development Forum

On Wednesday March 9, the Multicultural Health & Support Service (MHSS) team hosted an online forum for workers on ‘The Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Sexual and Reproductive Health in Migrant & Refugee Communities’. Over 70 participants heard a...
The Multicultural Health & Support Support Advisory Body is HERE!

The Multicultural Health & Support Support Advisory Body is HERE!

We are delighted to announce that this week, our much-loved community-led initiative, M-CAN (Multicultural Community Action Network), has finally CHANGED into the MHSS Advisory Body. Established in 2015, M-CAN worked towards building the capacity of communities around...
Cultural Competence in Sexual Health

Cultural Competence in Sexual Health

Kanwal Saleem (pictured), of CEH’s Multicultural Health & Support Service, recently spoke about ‘Cultural Competence in Sexual Health Care’ and its importance for people from migrant and refugee backgrounds as part of the Learn over Lunch (LoL)...
World Hepatitis Day 2021

World Hepatitis Day 2021

Did you know that nine out of ten people living with hepatitis globally don’t know they have it? Wednesday 28 July 2021 marks World Hepatitis Day (WHD). WHD is acknowledged each year to bring the world together to raise awareness of the global burden of viral...
Peer Education – What Works and Why?

Peer Education – What Works and Why?

The Multicultural Health and Support Service (MHSS) has been running a Peer Education program for almost a decade with diverse communities including: Indian, Filipino, Thai Chinese, South Sudanese, Vietnamese, Ethiopian, Karen (from Myanmar) and Liberian. The peer...
Communicating COVID-19

Communicating COVID-19

Culturally Responsive Training, Research & Resources to communicate: VACCINES, COVID-19 & ‘CATCH UP’ CARE. Since the onset of the pandemic and in response to the national rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations, CEH has launched a number of initiatives to improve the...
“Do I feel comfortable talking about sex and contraception?’

“Do I feel comfortable talking about sex and contraception?’

“Do I feel comfortable talking about sex and contraception?’ Sex can be a big step, and everyone experiences it differently. However, it is important that you feel safe and comfortable talking about sex, sexual health and contraception. Being prepared is smart. It...