The resource is built around four conceptual themes (Explore, Communicate, Recovery, Lead), with each theme containing a series of sub-sections or "idea cards".
Each sub-section, or idea card, is an introduction to a key issue/s in diversity and cultural responsiveness in mental health settings. Some contain reflective activities and invitations to take action. You are invited to explore each theme and the subsections within each theme.
Theme 1. Explore - This theme explores key concepts in culturally responsive practice; linking them to current conversations in mental health regarding diversity and inclusiveness.
Theme 2. Communicate - Explores issues around diversity in language and communication, such as how the language we use shapes our world and impacts on the consumer/mental health worker dynamic.
Theme 3. Recovery - Explores what recovery means in a cross-cultural context. Through consumer and carer videos, this section also explores the implications of connecting with family and community to support an individual's recovery.
Theme 4. Lead - This theme begins to explore some key ideas around how you would begin to explore supporting your unit/team/colleagues/service/agency to start improving their practice in a diverse setting.
There is no wrong way to use this resource. The best way to use this resource is to get started by exploring a section that interests you and/or your teams. Use an idea card as a prompt for self-reflection or as a conversation starter with your teams. You can come back to it whenever you want.
And if you want further support, then get in touch with Victorian Transcultural Mental Health to see how we may able to support you, your team and your organisation.
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