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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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Project Connect - International Student Online Resources | Asian Family Services

'Project Connect - International Student Online Resources' is an initiative led by Asian Family Services and funded by the Ministry of Education's International Student Wellbeing Strategy. As a result of this project, AFS have produced and launched a series of online resources for international students on March 2021.


PADA 2021 Asian Perinatal Mental Health Seminar | June 2021

Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Aotearoa (PADA) is hosting their upcoming 24 June 2021 Asian Perinatal Mental Health in-person seminar. The seminar will cover the general emotional wellbeing and care of Asian women during the perinatal period, in particular, the unique challenges and strengths faced by Asian women and systemic issues surrounding Asian women accessing care.

Winners of February 2021 eCALD Anniversary Prizes

Congratulations to the February 2021 winners!!

Free counselling and psychological services in multiple languages [Diversity Counselling NZ]

Diversity Counselling New Zealand (DCNZ) offers free face-to-face culturally responsive counselling and psychological services by ethnic registered professional counsellors and clinical psychologists for migrant and former refugee clients from Asian, Middle Eastern, Latin American and African and Continental European backgrounds (all age groups, all genders).

About the Chinese support service development project and how you could help [Dementia Auckland, Age Concern Auckland, and the University of Auckland]

Dementia Auckland, Age Concern Auckland & the University of Auckland have been collaborating on a proposal to develop better services to assist Chinese people living with a diagnosis of dementia, their families and support people.

Welcoming Schools for Students from Refugee Backgrounds Programme

Refugees as Survivors NZ (RASNZ) have recently launched their newly funded Welcoming Schools’ initiative for schools with high numbers of students from refugee backgrounds. 

New Zealand’s Refugee Quota Resumption | MBIE

According to a recent update from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), the New Zealand Government has resumed the New Zealand's Refugee Quota Refugee Programme.

Winners of January 2021 eCALD Anniversary Prizes

Congratulations to the January 2021 winners!!

Winners of December 2020 eCALD Anniversary Prizes

Congratulations to the December 2020 winners!!

Winners of November 2020 eCALD Anniversary Prizes

Congratulations to the November 2020 winners!!

eCALD® celebrating 15th anniversary – new website, milestones and prizes to win!

We are delighted to celebrate our 15-year milestone, with a brand new website showcasing our comprehensive range of digital CALD courses and resources, our performance and our history of milestones and achievements.

RASNZ online and face-to-face training for service providers and community groups

As part of supporting the co-providers to provide responsive and culturally appropriate care for former refugees, the Refugee as Survivors NZ (RASNZ) is delivering face-to-face or webinar training for service providers and community groups in health and other sectors on a fee for service.