The resources page provides a list of supports for culturally and linguistically diverse community within Australia. The list also provides opportunities for advocacy groups, creative startups, and community supports within Melbourne and abroad for the South Asian community. The list will continue to be updated and added onto as new supports emerge.
(have a resource in mind let us know!)
FOUNDATION FOR YOUNG AUSTRALIANS
Supporting young people to be change makers through advocacy, programs and connection.
21-27 Somerset Place, Melbourne Victoria 3000
CENTRE FOR CULTURE, ETHNICITY & HEALTH
Community health organisation specialising in refugee and migrant health.
23 Lennox St, Richmond VIC 3121
SAKHI SAHELI INC
Sakhi Saheli is a women organisation to empower women. We aim to increase resilience, autonomy and strength in women.
THE COMMITTEE FOR SRI LANKA
Developing young South Asian leaders in Victoria by supporting Sri Lankan , South Asian and Australian community
EMBRACE MULTICULTURAL MENTAL HEALTH
Embrace Multicultural Mental Health (the Embrace Project) is run by Mental Health Australia and provides a national focus on mental health and suicide prevention for people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.
MENTAL HEALTH FOUNDATION
Mental Health Foundation Australia (MHFA) is an organisation made up of people from all walks of life. It includes professionals, those living with mental illness, families of those living with mental illness, related organisations concerned with mental health and members of the public with an interest in mental health.
1300 643 287
Kids Helpline is Australia’s only free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.
1800 55 1800
Lifeline is a non-profit organisation that provides free, 24-hour Telephone Crisis Support service in Australia. Volunteer Crisis Supporters provide suicide prevention services, mental health support and emotional assistance, not only via telephone but face-to-face and online.
13 11 14
Beyond Blue is an Australian mental health and wellbeing support organisation. They provide support programs to address issues related to depression, suicide, anxiety disorders and other related mental illnesses.
1300 22 4636
many traditional services aren’t equipped to address the unique barriers that young people face to accessing mental health support. headspace began in 2006 to address this critical gap, by providing tailored and holistic mental health support to 12 - 25 year olds. With a focus on early intervention, we work with young people to provide support at a crucial time in their lives – to help get them back on track and strengthen their ability to manage their mental health in the future.
At the heart of our services is ensuring we meet the evolving and unique needs of young people and those who support them.
CENTRE FOR MULTICULTURAL YOUTH
The Centre for Multicultural Youth is a not-for-profit organisation based in Victoria, providing specialist knowledge and support to young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds.
304 Drummond St, Carlton VIC 3053
Supporting young women with financial independence
We are not just here to break down stereotypes! We’re here to help young women take control of their financial situation and enjoy their relationship with money.
It’s time to stop playing peek-a-boo with your credit statement envelope, ignoring your savings and wondering what to do at tax time.
61 470 602 800
PATH TO EQUALITY
Supporting an end to marginalization violence and criminalisation has become the language of our oppressors. Indigenous, black, people of colour, the LGBTIQA+ communities around the world continue to be marginalised, ostracised, criminalised and murdered. This needs to end.
#DoMore is a call to action for Australians wanting to be more informed, more educated, and more engaged in challenging racism. The #DoMore Project will use the stories of Australians of all backgrounds to challenge existing beliefs and raise awareness of the impact of racism. By understanding how we can all do more, we’ll help create an equal future for all Australians.
R U OK?'s vision is a world where we're all connected and are protected from suicide.
Our mission is to inspire and empower everyone to meaningfully connect with people around them and support anyone struggling with life
1. Boost our confidence to meaningfully connect and ask about life's ups and downs
2. Nurture our sense of responsibility to regularly connect and support others
3. Strengthen our sense of belonging because we know people are there for us
4. Be relevant, strong and dynamic
SOUTHERN MIGRANT AND REFUGEE CENTRE
SMRC is a community service organisation that provides extensive and essential services to refugees and migrants in Melbourne’s South and East. Based in Dandenong and the South East SMRC have a range of services including youth and children, education and employment, aged care and health.
39 Clow St, Dandenong, VIC 3175
03 9767 1900
03 9706 8830
THE SAARI COLLECTIVE
The SAARI Collective creates stories by South Asians for South Asians, stories that are not being told by the mainstream media, and that first, second and third generation South Asians in Australia want. We want to see more high-quality and innovative representation of the South Asian community in the media, more ways to connect to our community, more diversity in role models and more tools to enable leadership, support, social cohesion and economic success. We're mapping the South Asian Australians experience with stories, a virtual map and a national focus.
SOUTH ASIAN THERAPISTS.ORG
Home of the largest global community of South Asian therapists, including therapists of Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan, Afghani and Nepali heritage. Here you can find culturally competent South Asian mental health professionals to help you get the support you’re looking for. The website provides a global registry of mental health professionals including Aus, NZ, US, Canada among other countries.
Sandi Silva - Sri Lankan-Australian POC and mental health counsellor delivering culturally responsive therapy to CALD, BIPOC, migrant and refugee populations. Specialising in PTSD & trauma including racial trauma, cultural & bi-cultural identity, anxiety & depression. Speaks fluent Sinhalese.