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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.

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68th Edition

This edition features upcoming August seminars, the newly launched "CALD Cultural Competency in a Psychiatric Context" training programme, and research publications.

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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.

Improving access to general practice services for former refugees and current asylum seekers

Between October 2020 to 30 June 2021, participating general practices in the Auckland Region are offering eligible former refugees and current asylum seekers and their immediate family access to a range of either free Doctor/GP (General Practitioner) consultations or with a possible small co-payment (fee) for an extended consultation.

2020 RASNZ Award Winners

Refugees as Survivors NZ (RASNZ) has held their Awards Celebration on 19th November 2020.

eCALD® Cross-Cultural Interest Group News - December 2020

We are delighted to end our 2020 Cross-cultural interest group (CCIG) seminar series with an informative, topical and interesting talk about “e-Cigarettes and Vaping – a panacea or a bane to smoking in current times?”

Winners of October 2020 eCALD Anniversary Prizes

Congratulations to the October 2020 winners!!

“REACH OUT” campaign in multiple languages | Asian Family Services

According to the Asian Family Services Report on the ‘New Zealand Asian Mental Health & Wellbeing’ in 2020, at least 43.9% of Asians have experienced some form of mental health distress since the COVID-19 lockdown.

2020 RASNZ Awards

RASNZ would like to acknowledge and thank those people who have made an exceptional contribution and positive difference for resettled communities in Auckland.

eCALD Remote face-to-face CALD courses are now available

In response to the need for more contact-less training services as a result of the COVID-19 situation, eCALD Services are pleased to announce the provision of “remote face-to-face courses delivered by an educator via zoom” in addition to the current provision of e-learning courses and face-to-face courses to provide more options to our learners.

RASNZ COVID-19 Response Study

This study was commissioned to capture the experiences of Refugees as Survivors NZ (RASNZ) clinical and community services as they responded to COVID 19 and to understand the impact on service users in order to inform future mental health and well-being service provision for peoples from refugee backgrounds.

Asian Family Services Webinar for International Students

Topics covered will include: Personal safety, keeping yourself safe whether you are at home or out and about; Maintaining good health and wellbeing while studying in New Zealand; Health and travel insurance and tenancy issues for international students


Cross-Cultural Interest Group (CCIG) Zoom Webinar - 20th October 2020

eCALD® is pleased to announce our upcoming October 2020 Cross-Cultural Interest Group [CCIG] evening session.

Understanding Social Work Provision to Former Refugee and Marginalised Migrant Communities in Auckland | 2020

A collaborative group of NGOs commissioned this research report: Belong Aotearoa, UMMA Trust, RASNZ, NZ Red Cross, Asylum Seekers Support Trust, Aotearoa Resettled Community Coalition and Family Action as part of their collective roles supporting New Zealand’s former refugee and migrant background communities.