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The COVID-19 pandemic has had an ongoing impact on all of our lives leaving many of us  feeling anxious and worried. The Transcultural Mental Health Centre has put together this page of resources to help people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities (CALD) to take care of your health and mental health during the pandemic. 

Transcultural Mental Health Centre Multilingual Resources

Although not specifically about COVID-19, TMHC has produced several resources in multiple languages about wellbeing, stress and coping with disaster that may be of assistance at this time:

Visit our In Your Language page to download multilingual fact sheets on a wide range of mental health issues.

 

NSW Health Look after your mental health during COVID-19

NSW Health has translated a Fact Sheet 'Look after your mental health during COVID-19' into a wide range of languages. Click on the links below to download the Fact Sheet in your language.

Looking after your mental health during COVID-19 leaflet English image.

Arabic (العربية)Armenian (հայերեն)Assyrian (ܣܘܪܝܬ)Bangla (বাংলা)Burmese (မြန်မာစာ)Chinese-Simplified (简体中文)Chinese-Traditional (繁體中文)Croatian (Hrvatski )Dari (دريلو)Dinka (Thuɔŋjäŋ)Farsi (فارسی)French (Français)Greek (Ελληνικά)BahasaItalian (Italiano)Japanese (日本語)Khmer (ភាសាខ្មែរ)Korean (한국어)Kurdish-Kurmanji (کورمانجی)Lao (ພາສາລາວ)Macedonian (Mакедонски)Mongolian (Монгол Хэл)Nepali (नेपाली)Polish (Język polski)Portuguese (Português)Punjabi (ਪੰਜਾਬੀ)Russian (Русский)Serbian (Српски)Spanish (Español)Swahili (Kiswahili)Tamil (தமிழ்)Thai (ภาษาไทย)Turkish (Türkçe)Urdu (اُردُو)Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt Nam) and English.

 

 

You can also view an accompanying video about 'Looking after your mental health during COVID-19' by clicking on the links below. 

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English (English)Arabic (العربية)Farsi (فارسی)Greek (Ελληνικά)Hindi (हिन्दी)Hungarian (Magyar)Italian (Italiano)Khmer (ភាសាខ្មែរ)Nepali (नेपाली)Spanish (Español)Portuguese (Português)Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt Nam)Korean (한국어)Turkish (Türkçe)Sinhalese (සිංහල)Tamil (தமிழ்)Malayalam (മലയാളം) and Bangla (বাংলা).

 

 

 

Australian government mental health and COVID resources

The COVID-19 pandemic and the related social and economic impacts of physical distancing and isolation measures have had a significant impact on the mental health and wellbeing of all Australians, with particular challenges faced by multicultural communities.

The Australian Government’s COVID-19 Mental Health Campaign encourages people to prioritise their mental health, learn how to know the signs of someone not coping, and provide information on the support services available. To help multicultural communities whose mental health and wellbeing is impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are asking you to please support the campaign by downloading the resources and sharing them through your communications channels (website, newsletters, social media) into your communities and networks.

Visit the Department of Health website for translated resources.

You can also find dedicated pages for culturally and linguistically diverse communities on the Australian Government's Head to Health website.    

 

This Way Up  Multilingual Coping Resources

This Way Up Multilingual Resources ChineseThis Way Up in collaboration with the Multicultural Health Communication Service has launched a suite of multilingual coping tools created to support the mental health and wellbeing of CALD communities. The tools provide easy steps to calm your emotions, express yourself and tackle problems. There are also a series of translated worksheets about controlled breathing, good sleep, what to do in case of an emergency, managing your mood, learning to notice the good things in life, progressive muscle relaxation and self-care.

The resources have been translated into 10 different languages including Arabic, Chinese – Traditional, Chinese – Simplified, Filipino, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Spanish and Vietnamese. Click here to view and download the resources.

Embrace Multicultural Mental Health Resources

The following fact sheets provide helpful information about anxiety and depression in a range of languages that may be useful for those feeling the mental health impacts of COVID-19:

  • What is anxiety disorder? Available in Amharic, Arabic, Assyrian, Simplified Chinese, Croatian, Dari, Dinka, English, Farsi, Greek, Italian, Khmer, Korean, Krio, Macedonian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swahili, Traditional Chinese, Turkish and Vietnamese.
  • What is a depressive disorder? Available in Amharic, Arabic, Assyrian, Simplified Chinese, Croatian, Dari, Dinka, English, Farsi, Greek, Italian, Khmer, Korean, Krio, Macedonian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swahili, Traditional Chinese, Turkish and Vietnamese.
  • Dealing with difficult times in your life. Audio in Arabic, Simplified Chinese, English, Greek, Italian, Traditional Chinese, Samoan, Spanish and Vietnamese

Mental Health Resources in English

General Information about COVID-19 for CALD Communities

NSW Health has produced information in many community languages about COVID-19, including resources about symptoms of COVID-19, social distancing, getting tested, contact tracing, checking in at venues, celebrating Ramadan during COVID-19 and getting vaccinated plus much more. Visit the NSW Health website below to download the resources. 

NSW Health COVID 19 multilingual resources by language
NSW Health COVID 19 multilingual resources by topic
Translated resources about COVID-19 from the NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service.
COVID-19 Glossary of Immunisation and Vaccine Development: available in 31 languages and English


Additional Multilingual Information about COVID-19

Australian Government translated information about COVID-19.
SBS videos about the Coronavirus Vaccine and COVID-19 updates in your language 


For mental health assistance call the Transcultural Mental Health Line on 1800 648 911 between 9:00 am and 4:30 pm Monday to Friday. 

For assistance at other times call the NSW Mental Health Line on 1800 011 511. The Mental Health line provides telephone mental health assistance 24 hours/ 7 days a week. Interpreting services are available when using the Mental Health Line.


In case of an emergency call 000