CALD and refugee health

More than 55,200 people living in South Eastern NSW are from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. The area has long been a place of settlement for migrants, humanitarian entrants and refugees.

People from CALD backgrounds and refugees commonly experience a range of language barriers and hardships that can have major implications on health status and the delivery of health care.

Across the region, there are a number of services and resources available to assist GPs and health professionals with the care of patients from CALD backgrounds.

Cancer screening videos and resources in multiple languages

To encourage regular cancer screening among culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) populations, a number of 'Screening Saves Lives' videos have been developed for South-East Asian, Nepalese and Bangladeshi communities.

Print resources on cancer screening are available for download in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Nepali, Spanish, Thai and Vietnamese here.

'Where can I get help when alcohol or drugs are a problem?' - translated videos

Your Room with Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (LHD) and Illawarra CALD Local Drug Action Team have developed 'Where can I get help when alcohol or drugs are a problem?' videos in multiple languages including Arabic, Burmese, English, Farsi, Karenni, Kirundi, Mandarin and Swahili.

Multilingual mental health resources

Embrace Mental Health has a variety of mental health resources available in more than 20 languages. 

Other translated resources