Join us for an interactive workshop to explore the nuances of interpreting language in mental health settings. Topics include:
The perspective from the lived experience of a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) consumer
The particularities of interpreting in mental health settings – challenges and strategies
Considerations of power and strategies to minimise this
This workshop is presented by experts from the Victoria Transcultural Mental Health.
Sue Drummond has a Masters in Social Policy and qualifications in community development and education, and is currently studying Gestalt therapy. Sue has developed education programs and service plans to increase service access to mainstream youth, mental health, family violence and housing services for CALD and GLBTI service users. Sue is a passionate advocate for diversity responsiveness in mental health services, and the broader health and community sector.
Shehani Da Silva holds a Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) and has worked in Sri Lanka with a number of mental health organisations. She worked with UNICEF (Colombo) as a Psychosocial Specialist. She also worked for a number of years in the refugee and migrant mental health sector in New Zealand. Before joining Victoria Transcultural Mental Health, Shehani coordinated the Transcultural Mental Health Access Program at ADEC: Action on Disability within Ethnic Communities.
Lunch included. Please register by 10 October for catering purposes.
This event during Mental Health Week was made possible through funding from the Mental Health Community Coalition ACT.