The Commonwealth Government announces mental health support for CALD communities

The Commonwealth Government announces mental health support for CALD communities

18 May 2020

The Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture (Foundation House) welcomes the Commonwealth Government’s recent announcement of mental health support in the context of COVID-19.

We are particularly pleased that the National Mental Health and Wellbeing Pandemic Response Plan contains assistance for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, including those of refugee background.

The package of assistance includes support for what has been a rapid transition for many agencies in to telehealth and digital service. The funding will help organisations improve the quality of their service and in turn improve outcomes for some of the most vulnerable in our community.