There are a range of mental health services and resources available for Victorians from culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
I do not speak English
- Embrace: Multicultural mental health Provides a platform for multicultural communities to access mental health resources, services and information in a culturally accessible format.
- Asylum Seeker Resource Centre A human rights organisation whose programs support people seeking asylum to maximise their own physical, mental and social wellbeing.
- Foundation House An organisation promoting the health, wellbeing, and human rights of people from refugee backgrounds who have experienced torture and other traumatic events.
- Migrant resource centre - North West region A community-based organisation providing settlement support, aged care, disability and community services to migrant and refugees living in the north western region of Melbourne.
- Spectrum Victoria Delivers services to newly arrived and established people with migrant and refugee backgrounds in northern and western Melbourne areas.
- Phoenix Westgate Migrant Centre A migrant resource centre servicing the Hobson Bay area.
- Migrant Information Centre Eastern Melbourne Assists individuals and families from diverse backgrounds residing in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne to enhance their settlement, access services and strengthen their community participation.
- Cabrini Additional mental health supports are being delivered by Cabrini (asylum seeker communities with a focus on Shepparton and Mildura), The Victorian Foundation for Survivors and Torture (refugee communities) and Australian Red Cross (asylum seekers, vulnerable temporary migrants). Cabrini – Phone: . To refer a client:
- Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture Phone: , get help at
Engaging interpreters during coronavirus (COVID-19)
Interpreters play an essential role in ensuring that Victorians with limited English proficiency or who use sign language can access services and understand and participate meaningfully in the care they receive.
This guidance note advises Victorian Government funded agencies and services on how to safely and effectively engage interpreters during coronavirus (COVID-19).
Reviewed 29 June 2021