In 2019, the establishment of CMRH came into existent due to experiences characterised by the different voices of suffering related to mental illness and stigma within the community. In the past, the rates of suicide raised enormously amongst young people from new and emerging communities, migrant, refugee and asylum seekers backgrounds people in particular South Sudanese and other Africans backgrounds in Victoria, Australia.
In other cultural, religious and ethnics communities, mental health and illness are unspoken due to related stigma, stain, shame, and a disgrace to individuals viewed to have a mental illness. Mental health stigma operates in our communities, internalised by individuals, and acts as a barrier to affected people who seek or engage in appropriate treatment services. The dimensions, theory, and epidemiology of ethnics-laden issues (mental health stigma) have implications for the social work and mental healthcare professions.