The Mental Health Foundation Australia (MHFA) is calling for nominations for the people you think will help the organisation connect with the nation’s multicultural communities.

The chairperson of MHFA, Vasan Srinivasan said in statement that: “Applications for the MHFA Multicultural Ambassador Program 2021 are open to all members of the community who represent one Australia’s many multicultural communities and is passionate about better mental health outcomes, increased awareness and reduced prejudice around mental health issues in Australia’s Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities.”

The program would allow the country’s multicultural community to identify, plan and implement key initiatives to promote and create awareness of mental health.

“It also helps remove the stigma and myths surrounding mental illness while also developing critical workforce skills and networking opportunities within diverse communities.

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“By establishing a multicultural platform, the MHFA can better respond to all requests for assistance in a relevant ethnic context, ensuring that support is provided at the right time and appropriately,” said Mr Srinivasan.

Through the program, the MHFA aimed to engage multicultural and indigenous communities to promote positive mental health and well being through a network of volunteers throughout the country.

“We are intent on being a vehicle for engagement and inclusion to reach out to more than 7 million Australians born overseas,” said Mr Srinivasan.

♦ Visit the MHFA website on to submit your nomination and to find out more about the organisation and its programs. You can also call the MHFA on 03 9826 1422 or email:

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