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News from the Ground | " Māngere Refugee Health Service "

Māngere Refugee Health Service (MRHS) is a service developed by Te Whatu Ora Counties Manukau which aims to provide comprehensive primary health care and screening to quota refugee arrivals while at Te Āhuru Mōwai o Aotearoa.

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86th Edition

This edition looks at some latest news from the field as well as an update on the eCALD cross-cultural practice supervision pilot.

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Indian Origin Pride New Zealand (IOPNZ)

Indian Origin Pride New Zealand is a charitable trust leading the way for LGBTQIA++ Indians and their families in Aotearoa New Zealand so that they can be proud of their identity.

Financial and food support are available for Asian families in self-isolation and living in Auckland.

Asian Family Services (AFS) can assist Asian families living in Auckland facing financial difficulties while self-isolating because of COVID-19 by applying for the MSD (Ministry of Social Development) discretionary fund.

Canterbury’s Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities’ Views About Mental Illness (2017) | Pegasus Health (Charitable) Ltd

Pegasus Health is a primary health organisation providing services and support to general practices and community-based health providers.

Population Diversity in Aotearoa New Zealand: Insights from the CADDANZ Research Programme (2021) | CaDDANZ

Capturing the Diversity Dividend of Aotearoa/New Zealand (CaDDANZ) is a research programme led by teams from University of Waikato and Massey University.

Tips for a healthy smile in multiple languages | New Zealand Dental Association

Tips for a healthy smile “It’s easy to protect your family’s smile!” posters in multiple languages are available at no charge on the New Zealand Dental Association website.

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.