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The Transcultural Mental Health Centre's Capacity Building in Strengthening the Mental Health of New and Emerging Refugee Populations project supports service providers to maximise the wellbeing of new and emerging refugee populations.

The aim of the community capacity building component of the program is to improve mental health and wellbeing among newly arrived refugee communities, with a focus on prevention and staying well. Early intervention initiatives concentrate on mental health literacy, stigma reduction and pathways to care.

Activities are undertaken in partnership with community agencies and include:

  • Mental health and wellbeing information sessions with community groups, as well as service providers who work closely with communities.
  • Distribution of mental health and wellbeing resources, including language-specific resources.
  • Initiatives are tailored to community and service provider needs.

For more information about the community component of the program, please email us at [email protected].

Finding Freedom in Sharing Our Stories Resource


The ‘Finding Freedom in Sharing Our Stories’ video resource, developed by the NSW Transcultural Mental Health Centre (TMHC), explores the theme of ‘Finding Freedom’ chosen for Refugee Week 2023 – 2025.
‘Finding Freedom in Sharing Our Stories’ explores what ‘Finding Freedom’ means to refugees who’ve embarked on diverse journeys to find freedom and safety, informs us about the many challenges they have endured and continue to face, as well as provide an insight into the many contributions made by refugees to our community.
View the video here

For more information about the clinical capacity building component of our refugee program click here. 



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