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Digi-Language Support Services | Asian Family Services

Asian Family Services (AFS), a subsidiary of the Problem Gambling Foundation of New Zealand, is trialling a digitally enabled interpreter service. The initiative has received funding from the Ministry of Health’s Digital Enablement Programme, which supports innovation in digital health care. The Ministry’s programme focuses on co-investing in projects that improve access or participation for people who do not access health services and need to. It’s about improving equity.

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This edition features upcoming CCIG webinars and news regarding mental health support for Afghan Whanau handbook; free COVID-19 welfare support providers; the new Digi Language Support Services pilot project; Antenatal classes in multiple languages and feedback on the Ministry for Ethnic Communities draft strategy.

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Digi-Language Support Services | Asian Family Services

Asian Family Services (AFS), a subsidiary of the Problem Gambling Foundation of New Zealand, is trialling a digitally enabled interpreter service.

Free COVID-19 Welfare Support for Asian, Middle Eastern, Latin Amercian and Former Refugee/Current Asylum Seeker Communities

Northland DHB, Waitemata DHB, Auckland DHB and Counties Manukau Health have collectively put together a list of service providers providing free COVID-19 Welfare Support for Asian, Middle Eastern, Latin American and Former Refugee/Current Asylum Seeker Communities.

Mental Health Support for Afghan Whānau Handbook | RASNZ

Refugees as Survivors New Zealand (RASNZ) has put together a handbook providing helpful knowledge and information for providers supporting Afghan and other refugee background communities in mental health services, PHOs, hospitals, community health services, schools, universities, MBIE/INZ, Red Cross, settlement support services, NGOs, ethnic community organisations and other services.

Antenatal Classes in multiple languages | Parents Centre

Parents Centre’s Aotearoa is offering antenatal classes in Mandarin (Chinese language) and Indian languages (eg Hindi, other Fijian and Indian dialects) in Auckland and Hamilton.

Your Voice | Feedback on our draft Strategy | Ministry for Ethnic Communities

The Ministry for Ethnic Communities invites feedback from the ethnic communities on their draft Strategy to guide their work over the next four years.

DON’T MISS THIS UPCOMING SEPTEMBER 2021 WEBINAR!! RASNZ Mental health support for Afghan families/whanau

RASNZ is presenting a webinar topic on “Mental health support for Afghan families/whanau with a focus on “trauma and culturally informed approach to supporting Afghan whanau during a time of crisis”.

Resettlement of refugees into locations around New Zealand impacted by current COVID-19 outbreak

Due to the impacts of the current COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent lockdowns, Immigration NZ (INZ) has paused the settlement of refugees at Te Āhuru Mōwai o Aotearoa into settlement locations around New Zealand.

Newly Developed Self-Help Booklet | Asian Family Services

As part of a Ministry of Health funded research project, Asian Family Services have produced a booklet to help people manage issues associated with gambling, smoking, alcohol, drugs and emotional distress, available in four languages: English, Chinese, Korean and Hindi.

COVID-19 Welfare, Vaccination Booking, Connection and Financial Support | CNSST

Chinese New Settlers Services Trust (CNSST) Foundation have been actively responding to the health and safety needs of the Asian community since the sudden COVID-19 lockdown.

Connector Support | Asian Family Services

Asian Family Services (AFS) have been responding to the health and wellbeing of the Asian community affected by COVID-19 since last year's lockdown.

Free nationwide online/phone counselling/psychology service for migrants and former refugees in multiple languages | DCNZ

In response to COVID-19, Diversity Counselling New Zealand (DCNZ) is offering free culturally responsive counselling and psychological services provided by ethnic, registered professional counsellors and clinical psychologists for migrants and former refugees from Asian, Middle Eastern, Latin American, African, and Continental European backgrounds (all age groups, all genders).

Beyond Refuge: Stories of Resettlement in Auckland | ARRC

Resettlement is marked by challenges, triumphs and experiences including dealing with new systems and bureaucracy, the ever-competitive employment force and family reunification.