Let's Talk about Mental Health: A guide to conversation with our family and carers

Let's Talk! is a project that headspace Sunshine's Youth Advocacy Group (YAG) started in recognition of the importance of having open conversations about mental health with family and carers, and the difficulties of doing so when there are generational, cultural and language barriers. Drawing from their own experiences, the YAG hopes that the development of this resource can offer some guidance around navigating the tricky generational and cultural gaps between their Asian peers and their parents/carers to bridge conversations about mental health.

Section 1: Overview of Mental Health

Section 2: Preparing for the conversation 

Section 3: Skills and tips on navigating the conversation

 

Other exciting projects in the community

  • The Vietnamese Community in Australia: Victorian Chapter is carrying out an exciting project from the Federal Government aiming to bridge the intergenerational gap within the Vietnamese Community. This will be done through a series of videos aimed at understanding different perspectives on Vietnamese-Australian dual identity, culture and values between family members of different generations in 4 different families and how that affects their communication and how they live their lives.

    Their first episode featuring the first family will be released on the 31st of March at 7:30pm. You can find this playing live on their Youtube channel C media-VCA-Vic - subscribe so you don't miss out!

    Cộng Đồng Người Việt Tự Do Úc Châu - Victoria đang thực hiện một chương trình được tài trợ bởi chính phủ liên bang nhằm thu hẹp khoảng cách giữa các thế hệ. Điều này sẽ được thực hiện qua một loạt video, chúng tôi cố gắng tìm hiểu sự khác biệt giữa các thế hệ trong 4 gia đình.
    Chúng tôi rất hân hạnh để được thông báo cho các cô chú rằng video đầu tiên phỏng vấn gia đình của Cô Trâm Ngô vào thứ tư ngày 31 lúc 7g30 tối trên đài C Media vca vic trên YouTube. Chúng tôi sẽ phát tờ quảng cáo với chi tiết để các cô chú có thể vào xem. Mọi chi tiết, xin liên lạc John hoặc Elisa.

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