Improving the mental health of
migrant youth at risk and their
families by building bridges with
We are building a future where services will acknowledge and are sensitive
to African and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) people´s
perception of mental health. By recognizing cultural differences, we aim
to increase social participation and decrease isolation within the South
East Melbourne region.
Afri-Aus Care are a group of professionals who provide support services to migrant youth from African and other CALD backgrounds, and their families, especially those at risk or experiencing mental health issues, family conflict or are in the court system due to offences arising from these circumstances.
We help youth and their families who are at risk or are suffering from mental health issues or unresolved trauma but do not seek assistance due to the stigma surrounding mental illness. We do this through in-house assessment, counselling and referrals to specific health organisations. Our case managers strive to personalise culturally specific assistance for the individual by offering health and legal support, training and education for job readiness and further studies. We also have a particular focus on crime prevention and court support for youth at risk and their families.
Why we do it
Why we do it
We work to cultivate much needed dialogue between clients and mental health care systems and services. There is a need within the CALD community for services that provide culturally specific health care and support. We bridge the gap of cultural misunderstanding that exists among community services so that our clients can reach their potential in their road to integration.