The Framework for Mental Health in Multicultural Australia (the Framework) is a free, nationally available online resource which allows organisations and individual practitioners (users) to evaluate and enhance their cultural responsiveness.
It is mapped against national standards to help organisations operationalise their existing equity and diversity requirements, and provides free access to a wide range of support and resources.
The Framework consists of a tailored set of four core modules and self-reflection tools, allowing users to evaluate and enhance their cultural responsiveness. Users build on their strengths and address areas for improvement in a self-paced way..
Although targeted toward mental health services, the Framework has proven useful across a range of organisations and services seeking to better serve multicultural consumers, carers and communities, including PHNs. Additional resources and efforts to support expanded use of the Framework across the mental health and suicide prevention sectors are underway, including an Embrace Suicide Prevention Pilot in partnership with Suicide Prevention Australia and R U OK?.
The Embrace Project welcomes feedback on the Framework and examples/case studies of how the Framework has been implemented within different organisations. Please contact us at email@example.com.