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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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70th Edition

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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Newly released study! Supporting Equitable Perinatal Mental Health Outcomes for Asian Women | Asian Family Services

This research was commissioned by the Northern Region District Health Boards to provide understandings of the factors driving Asian women’s low access rates into maternal mental health services.

Former Refugee and Asylum Seeker Health & Wellbeing Forum | Endorsed CPD Activity | 3 August 2021

The forum will provide an in-depth overview of the COVID-19 vaccines available in NZ.

Winners of June 2021 eCALD Anniversary Prizes

Congratulations to the June 2021 winners!!

Winners of May 2021 eCALD Anniversary Prizes

Congratulations to the May 2021 winners!!

Free antenatal classes for Indian and Chinese families: Auckland & Hamilton

Parents Centre is hosting and facilitating free antenatal classes for Indian and Chinese families to equip them with knowledge and skills for birthing and parenting which include pregnancy, labour, breastfeeding, looking after a baby and parenting.

Immigration NZ update: Refugee Quota Programme

Immigration NZ is planning to resettle 750-1,000 individuals in 2021/2022, under the Refugee Quota Programme.

Young Korean Kiwis Speak Out: Mental Wellbeing Matters (Part 1 of 2) video resource

Asian Family Services (AFS) have produced and made available a useful video resource giving viewers insights from Young Korean Kiwis about their life stories living in Aotearoa New Zealand. The conversation broadly covers various topics such as intergenerational gap, mental health as a teenager and more. 


Winners of April 2021 eCALD Anniversary Prizes

Congratulations to the April 2021 winners!!

Best Practice Guidelines: Communicating with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Communities

The Community Languages Information Network Group (CLING) is an inter-agency network established to advocate for improving communication with CALD communities, following the Canterbury earthquakes of 2010-11.

Wellbeing Guides in Multiple Languages

Yellow Brick Road (previously known as Supporting Families in Mental Illness) provides services for families of people experiencing mental illness.

Winners of March 2021 eCALD Anniversary Prizes

Congratulations to the March 2021 winners!!

ACMA Conference 2021: Overcoming Barriers to Asian Health

The Auckland Chinese Medical Association (ACMA) 2021 Conference has a fantastic range of keynote and session speakers presenting topics outlining pertinent issues and ways to improve Asian health through tackling barriers.