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Consultation on repealing and replacing the Mental Health Act 1992 | Calling for Asian and CALD communities to be involved

Message from the Ministry of Health

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71st Edition

This edition features new publications, a call for action for Asian and CALD communities to be involved in the consultation on repealing and replacing the Mental Health Act and a summary of the eCALD CCIG presentation held on 16th November 2021.

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Consultation on repealing and replacing the Mental Health Act 1992 | Calling for Asian and CALD communities to be involved

Message from the Ministry of Health The Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 1992 is legislation that sets out when, why and how the government can intervene in a person’s life to give them mental health treatment against their will.

Directory of COVID-19 Support Information | The Asian Network Incorporated (TANI)

The Asian Network Incorporated (TANI) has created a directory of support and resources available in Auckland and Hamilton in relation to COVID-19 to help those who need support.

Asian Public Health in Aotearoa | The Asian Network Incorporated

The Asian Network Incorporated (TANI) has launched its new publication “Asian Public Health in Aotearoa” in October.

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.