It is with great pride that VTMH announces that the ‘Our Voices: Stories of carers from migrant and refugee backgrounds’ project, has been selected by an expert judging panel as a finalist for Victoria’s coveted public healthcare awards, the Victorian Public Healthcare Awards.
The Victorian Public Healthcare Awards acknowledge Victoria’s most outstanding and innovative healthcare programs. The Our Voices project is one of three finalist in the category of Improving Health Equality and Closing the Gap.
The films, ‘Our Voices’, Stories of carers from migrant and refugee backgrounds, explore the lives of carers from Afghani, Egyptian, Somali, Turkish and Vietnamese communities, and aimed to raise the profile of carers; provide an important resource for carer and consumer groups, specialist mental health workers, community health services and organisations and education providers; and develop the skills of health and community workers.
The stories were uniquely captured via the collaboration and support of many leading mental health, carer and multicultural organisations, and were produced by the Australian film house, Digital Black. The partnership involved Action on Disability within Ethnic Communities (ADEC), CarerLinks North, Medicare Local (Partners in Recovery), Mental Health in Multicultural Australia (MHiMA), the Mental Illness Fellowship, Merri Community Health, Mind Australia, NEAMI National, Tandem, Victorian Transcultural Mental Health (VTMH) and the Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC).
Congratulations to all the 2015 Victorian Public Healthcare Awards finalists. For more information about the Victorian Public Healthcare Awards, visit: www.health.vic.gov.au/healthcareawards