ADEC “One Destination: Different Journeys” Forum
October 4, 2012
Action on Disability within Ethnic Communities (ADEC) is proud to announce their upcoming Mental Health Forum “One Destination: Different Journeys” on the 17th of October 2012 at Bell City Event Centre, Preston.
The forum will explore and acknowledge the importance of beliefs, cultural practices and traditions dealing with mental illness and well being within ethnic communities. Consumers and carers from ethnic backgrounds will share their lived experiences during the session. The forum will showcase some of the cultural practices and highlight their importance to people from different communities. An Expo of Mental Health and Multicultural Services will also be on display.
The forum will also feature a range of speakers, including Karen Toohey Acting Commissioner – Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission, Mr Arnold Zable – Award winning Australian writer, educator and human rights advocate, and consumers and carers, from culturally and lingusic diverse backgrounds.
ADEC aims to empower people with disabilities from ethnic backgrounds, their carers and families to fully participate as members of the Victorian community, ensuring that service systems are inclusive and responsive to their needs.
Contact ADEC for further information about their services or the Forum here.