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Great News for the Mental Health and Addiction Workforce

We are delighted to announce the launch of a new "Cultural Competency Training Programme for the Mental Health and Addiction Workforce Working with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Asian and Refugee Communities". 

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81st Edition

This edition promotes the upcoming November 2022 Refugee and Asylum Seeker Health and Wellbeing Forum, Te Pae Tata NZ Health Plan 2022 Ethnic Communities section, Te Whatu Ora's Health Response for 2022 Special Ukraine Visa Holders, etc.

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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.

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.