Website update! Support and services for dementia can still be found on this website.
It has recently been updated to include services and resources to support healthy ageing.

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Services for people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds

Accessing many of the mental health support services in Brisbane can be even harder for people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, due to a heavy reliance on familiarity with the English language. These organisations have produced resources to support you in accessing physical, mental and social health services in spite of cultural and language barriers.

Multicultural Connect Line

A free support and information helpline for finding aid, assistance and mental health services in your language. This is a Queensland-wide service for people from multicultural backgrounds whose lives have been affected by COVID-19.

Multicultural Psychological Therapies Program

A program is delivered to people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds to offer culturally safe and tailored structured psychological interventions for people with mild to moderate mental illness.

Social group activity centres for people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds

Centres that provide activities and social connections for people from CALD backgrounds. The centre provides group-based activities promoting physical exercises, cognitive stimulation and emotional wellbeing. This service is available to those who are eligible for the Commonwealth Home Support Program funded by the Federal Government.

Community Action for a Multicultural Society program

An initiative enabling community organisations to employ multicultural community workers to undertake systemic and group advocacy and community capacity building activities for the benefit of Queenslanders from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and to strengthen multiculturalism across the state.

Directory of cultural and migrant services

A search tool to help you find cultural and migrant services in the North Brisbane community. Type your suburb or postcode in the search box to find services near you.

Services for people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia, their diversity, histories and knowledge and their continuing connections to land, waterways and culture. We pay our respect to all Australian Indigenous Peoples and their cultures, and to Elders of past, present and future generations.

We would like to express our gratitude to all the healthy ageing advocates, including people living with dementia, older people, families, carers and health professionals, who contributed to the development of this portal. Thank you for sharing your stories and transferring your knowledge to make this portal purposeful and meaningful to support people in the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay region.