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Resources for Multicultural families

There are many services and supports available in the community for culturally and linguistically diverse families. Please see the links below for more information.

Translated health information

Health Translations

  • The Health Translations website is a free online library of translated health and wellbeing information. Families and health professionals can easily search for information by keyword, topic or language. To access the website, click here: Health Translations

For health professionals

Hunter New England Multicultural Health Service

  • This service supports health professionals to provide care to culturally and linguistically diverse patients and people who are deaf. The service includes interpreter and multicultural liaison services and refugee health programs. For more information and contact details for the service, click here: Multicultural Health Service

Multicultural Health Communications Service (MHCS)

  • The NSW Health Multicultural Health Communication Service aims to help health workers to communicate with people from non-English speaking backgrounds. The website provides links to translation services, translated health information, projects, events and more. To access the service, click here: NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service

Settlement services

Mosaic Multicultural Connections

  • Mosaic Multicultural Connections provides assistance to migrant and refugee families in the Hunter New England and Central Coast areas. Families can access support with settlement, parenting, community engagement and more. To access the service, click here: Mosaic Multicultural Connections

Settlement Services International

  • Settlement Services International is a community organisation supporting families with settlement, health, education and well-being. To access the website, click here: Settlement Services International

Disability advocacy

Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association

  • The Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association provides advocacy support for people in New South Wales who have a disability and their families/carers. The service supports all people, with a particular focus on people who are culturally and linguistically diverse or non-English speaking. To access the service, click here:  Multicultural Disability Advocacy Support

Other useful links

Family Safety Pack

  • The Family Safety Pack is a group of factsheets developed by the Australian Government covering Australia's laws on domestic and family violence, sexual assault, forced marriage and more. To access the factsheets, click here: Family Safety Pack

Raising Bilingual Children

  • The Raising Children Network has a number of links and tips for raising children who are bilingual or multilingual. For more information, click here: Bilingualism and Multilingualism