CAMHS Multicultural Information
The information on this page is relevant for those seeking information on services for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
If you are wishing to refer to CAMHS, please go to our Referrals and enquiries section.
CAMHS is committed to helping children, young people and families from CALD communities’ access mental health services. By seeking support early, we can reduce the severity of mental health presentations for CALD children, young people and their families.
To find out what CAMHS does and how they can support your child or adolescent with mental health concerns, watch the videos below.
The CALD Working Group was established within CAMHS to address barriers which prevent children and their families from CALD backgrounds accessing services, and also to develop culturally appropriate services for this population.
CAMHS CALD Working Group aims to:
- Facilitate innovation in mental health care provision, demonstrate and encourage a culturally sensitive organisational culture, and employ appropriate change management methodologies to facilitate the objective of improved mental health care provision for people from culturally diverse backgrounds;
- Communicate and disseminate information about relevant CALD issues within CAMHS.
The CALD Working Group advocates for services to CALD clients to be given a high priority within CAMHS. The group also takes the opportunity to advocate for the development of culturally appropriate mental health services within forums such as state-wide and national mental health reviews.
For further information or to speak to someone about CALD services provided by CAMHS, please contact your regional CAMHS location or contact Monica McEvoy, Nurse Practitioner, Multicultural Mental Health on 7117 3800.