Welcome to “Multicultural Matters- Mental Health Edition,” a safe space where we break down stigma, foster understanding, and highlight the resilience that comes from navigating mental health in multicultural contexts. In each episode, we delve into the intersections of culture and mental health, featuring insightful interviews with mental health advocates and practitioners, as well as medical professionals. Through this podcast, we hope to better understand how our communities view and respond to mental health in Canberra and the wider ACT region.

Each episode will feature one of five communities- Tamil, Urdu, Swahili, Nepali and Tongan. We also have two special bonus episodes for you featuring an interview with Dr Elizabeth Moore, Coordinator General, Office for Mental Health and Wellbeing, ACT Health and a Cross cultural panel with community broadcasters.

Together, let’s navigate the complexities, celebrate diversity, and cultivate a more compassionate understanding of mental well-being.

We are grateful to our broadcasters and the Office for Mental Health and Wellbeing, ACT Health for their support.

If your situation is life-threatening, call Triple 000 immediately for help or visit your nearest Emergency Department.


If you need immediate support and assistance call Access Mental Health on 1800 629 354 or 6205 1065 24 hours, 7 days a week.

If you are having very strong feelings of worry, unease or fear and you are struggling to cope it is important to seek support:

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