The City of Gosnells is seeking people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, to share their experiences as part of the Mental Health Commission’s review of the Mental Health Act (2014).

The City will hold two face-to-face focus group sessions on 8 and 15 February next year, for people from CALD backgrounds who have received treatment under the Act in the past five years.

Mayor Terresa Lynes said the focus group sessions provided an opportunity for local people from CALD backgrounds to share their experiences to help improve the treatment, care, support and protection of people who have a mental illness. 

“In hosting these sessions, the City of Gosnells is helping to provide an opportunity for the experiences and voices of local residents to be heard as part of the Mental Health Commission’s review,” she said.

The program is supported by the Mental Health Commission, through a $12,350 grant.

The Commission’s review will focus on which aspects of the Act work well and opportunities to improve the Act, to make recommendations to the Minister and Parliament.

In addition to the group sessions, individual semi-guided interviews are also available on request.

Interpreters will be available and light refreshments will be provided at the group sessions. Participants will receive $75 after sharing their experience.

Expressions of interest are open between 13 December and 14 January. Spaces are limited, so register your interest by emailing community@gosnells.wa.gov.au.

 

Group session details

Sessions:       Tuesday 8 February, 10am – 12pm

                       Tuesday 15 February, 6pm – 8pm

Location:        The Agonis, 2232 Albany Highway Gosnells

Contact:         community@gosnells.wa.gov.au or 9397 3000

Published on

10th Dec 2021

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