The resource introduces four main themes. Each theme contains a number of sub-sections or idea cards that discuss cultural responsiveness in mental health settings.
The four themes are:
‘Explore’ discusses key concepts in culturally responsive practice, such as diversity and inclusion.
‘Communicate’ considers language and communication, such as how language we shapes our world and consumer/mental health worker dynamics.
What does ‘Recovery’, mean in cross-cultural contexts? Through consumer and carer videos, this section also explores ways to connect with individuals, families and communities.
‘Lead’, considers how you would begin to explore supporting your unit/ team/ colleagues/ service or agency to improve their practice and be more culturally responsive?
Start exploring a section that interests you and your team. Use an idea card to prompt self-reflection or as a conversation starter with colleagues. Some cards contain reflective activities and invitations to take action.
To learn more about Victorian Transcultural Mental Health, go to the final section, VTMH, and find out how we may able to support you, your team and your organisation.
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