Refugee and Migrant Health
The diversity of cultures, religious beliefs and languages spoken amongst populations groups residing with the Arche Health region continues to increase. The processes of resettlement which migrants and refugees undergo can have significant issues their health and wellbeing.
Below is a wide range of useful resources relating to refugee and migrant health.
A non-profit, non-government organisation which provides treatment and support to people who have been tortured or traumatized by violent conflicts.
Since January 2000 CARAD has provided settlement services for over 2000 refugees who are sent to Perth from detention centres.
The Centre welcomes migrants newly arrived in Australia, especially those who have come here as refugees and as humanitarian entrants. The Centre offers a range of services and programmes designed to help individuals and communities bridge the gaps encountered by new and emerging groups during their settlement in this country.
Ethnic Disability Advocacy Centre (EDAC) is the peak advocacy organisation for people with disabilities from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in WA. EDAC provides individual and systemic advocacy services for people with all types of disability including physical, sensory, intellectual and psychiatric conditions.
The Humanitarian Entrant Health Service (HEHS) provides a holistic health assessment service for all refugees and humanitarian entrants who are resettled in Western Australia under the Commonwealth Government’s Humanitarian Program and Special Humanitarian Program.
The Ethnic Communities Council of WA (ECCWA) is the State’s peak ethnic umbrella organisation. ECCWA is a non-government, non-profit community based organisation, which takes an active interest in all aspects of multiculturalism and ethnic affairs and acts on behalf of all ethnic communities in Western Australia. Telephone: 9227 5322.