Vaccine Rollout In Migrant Communities Is Australia’s Great New COVID-19 Test

When hundreds of police officers descended on nine inner Melbourne tower blocks in July last year, more than 3,000 residents, many from refugee, Muslim or African backgrounds, were left shocked and fearful after being forcibly confined to their homes without warning. Many complained that food parcels brought in were “scarce and mismatched” or culturally inappropriate,…

Multicultural Community Seminar on COVID-19 vaccine

The COVID-19 Vaccine: Engagement in Public Discussions and Conversations with the Multicultural Communities in Victoria, Australia Abstract The New Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) has inflicted more significant harm than good worldwide, leaving people with horror, fear, anxiety, panics, and confusions that continue to affect and interfere with our daily activities socially and economically. The central issues…

The Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health of Migrant and Refugee: Examining the trends of risk factors prior, during and post COVID-19, and strategies for the recovery process

The potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the population mental health is immensely increasing and poising significant challenges for future health policies and interventions. Examining changes in population mental health pre, during and post lockdown is crucial and imperative to determine the variation of risk factors and significant predictors during the spread of COVID-19…

CRMH Covid-19 Review and Analysis

The review and analysis reflect the summary of online zoom discussions bythe CMRH staff, community members, and other stakeholders during COVID-19 pandemic between December 2020 and Jan 2021. All direct quotes or viewpoints are excerpts from the zoom transcripts, and key panelistshave sought permission to release the publication. The report presents discussions to the unique…

The Impact of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) on the Mental Health of Africans: South Sudanese in Victoria, Australia

The negative impact of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) has inflected serious wounds and scores in society in term of mental health and wellbeing. There are psychological eruptions that COVID-19 brought, and they are felt directly and indirectly across the world. Mental health issues have increased in the community because of lockdown, loss of social connection and…

The COVID-19 and Mental Health funding for the Centre for Migrant and Refugee Health (CMRH)

The CMRH would like to acknowledge and welcome the announcementof the funding from the Multicultural COVID-19 Taskforce, Department of Premier and Cabinet, Victorian Government. The allocation of these funding to address mental health illness amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic in South Sudanese and other communities is crucial. READ THE FULL MEDIA RELEASE HERE