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Working with bicultural workers to support wellbeing in refugee communities – Reflections from a community led project
Wednesday, 15 June 2022
Online via Zoom
— details to be sent to registrants in advance
3.00pm - 4.00pm
Jasmine Phillips and Dawt Tha Sung Thang Eng, Cohealth
This presentation will share Cohealth’s community engagement framework for community-led practice with bicultural workers. The framework will be explored through the lens of a mental health prevention program, co-design and delivered by 3 bicultural workers, working with their communities in the West of Melbourne.
Jasmine is a community development practitioner. She has managed the bicultural program at Cohealth since its inception; a program that aims to increase opportunities for people from refugee backgrounds to lead the design and delivery of community-led projects as bicultural workers. The program provides bicultural workers with capacity building, networking, employment and supervision and seeks to increase sector capacity to employ bicultural workers and build culturally safe work places that are inclusive and facilitate self-determination.
Dawt Tha Sung Thang Eng
Born in Chin State of Burma, Dawt Tha arrived in Australia in 2010. She obtained a Bachelor of Nursing Degree in 2020 and has worked as a bicultural worker since 2018.
Dawt Tha is passionate about supporting her communities’ health and wellbeing and has been working collaboratively with her community to deliver projects that meet their needs and priorities.
VTMH seminars are open to individuals, from all disciplines and working in all sectors, who are based in Australia and interested in diversity and mental health.