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Culturally responsive mental health care during COVID-19 and beyond
Join our interdisciplinary panel of experts for a discussion about cultural responsiveness of primary health and mental health care practitioners to provide mental health support to people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. 
 Watch this facilitated panel discussion of several case studies be better equipped to:
  • understand the compounding anxiety, grief, helplessness, trauma and shame people from CALD backgrounds may be experiencing during COVID 19 and beyond. 
  • utilise practical tips and strategies to provide culturally responsive practice which supports good outcomes for people from CALD backgrounds 
  • better target referrals, as a result of improved understanding of the role of different disciplines, in providing treatment and support for people from CALD backgrounds.   

Panel List

Review the panel of interdisciplinary experts' bios:
  • Dr Vu Le (General Practitioner, Victoria)
  • Dr Radhika Santhanam – Martin  (Clinical Psychologist, Victoria)
  • Dr Francis Acquah (Mental Health Nurse, Victoria)
  • Mr Lew Hess (Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, Victoria)


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