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Australian Mosaic is a magazine of the Federation of Ethnic Communities Council of Australia (FECCA). FECCA publishes this national magazine three times a year, a plain English magazine which discusses a wide range of contemporary issues associated with multiculturalism., social justice, community harmony, and cultural and faith pluralism in Australia.

In its most recent publication, Issue 41, the magazine focuses on pathways to better mental health, exploring how barriers can be overcome, exploring reform in this area, and creating constructive solutions. Advance Diversity Services submitted an article titled ‘Mental Health Stigma – influencing help seeking behaviours in CALD communities’, which was published in this issue. The article explores the impact of stigma on help-seeking behaviours of CALD people with mental illness, their families and carers, and identifies barriers to accessing mental health services.

To read the full article follow the link:

Australian Mosaic Issue 41 Spring 2015

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Following over 30 years of service to local culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, we are  excited to announce that we have changed our name from St George Migrant Resource Centre to Advance Diversity Services (ADS).

As the name implies, our mission is to help support cultural diversity within our community. The name change was necessary for a number of reasons. Our service delivery area has grown beyond the St George area into other parts of Sydney and our focus has grown beyond supporting newly arrived migrants. We now provide services and support to broader communities.

Importantly, the name change will allow us to broaden our funding base by attracting sponsorships and donations and bid for funding available from philanthropic sources. We also recently gained Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status which will allow us to achieve these endeavours.

ADS looks forward to providing another 30 years and more of services and supports to CALD communities across the South East Sydney region. Our current service delivery has not changed and all of the people we currently support will continue to receive established services. We look forward to also supporting new clients to our service.

Over the next few weeks we will be launching our new website (www.advancediversity.org.au). We will be officially launching the new name in November.

For now, we would like to share our new logo.

Watch this space for more news and updates!

 

 

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The St George Migrant Research Centre is happy to announce the publication of a research paper, ‘Love stories: understanding the caring journeys of aged Greek-Australian carers’.  (more…)

The Advance Diversity Services (ADS) is a proud supporter of the South Eastern Sydney Recovery College, a pioneering educational initiative in Australia, focused on learning and growth for better mental health. The College offers comprehensive education and training programs developed and delivered by people with a lived experience of mental illness and health professionals.

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We are happy to announce that the Advance Diversity Services is now delivering the Partners in Recovery Program in partnership and collaboration with lead organisation, South Eastern Sydney Medicare Local, agencies Neami National, Benevolent Society and Aftercare, and consortium members.

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ADS would like to announce that it now has funding to provide NEW home support services to older people and their carers living in the South East Sydney region.

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The 2012-2013 Annual Report has many achievements to celebrate and I am honoured to represent such a proactive and productive organisation as the Advance Diversity Services (SCMRC) Chairperson.

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