Community Capacity Building: Engaging Communities about Mental Health

  • Jul
    Thu, 30 Jul 09:30 AM - Thu, 30 Jul 03:30 PM in online
    • Early Bird Discount $205.00 incl. GST
    • $225.00 incl. GST
    Register20 places remaining

This workshop explores barriers preventing people from refugee backgrounds from accessing support for mental health struggles, and examines ways of engaging with communities around issues affecting wellbeing.

Practitioners will be introduced to the Foundation House Community Capacity Building Framework, and examples of work within communities will be shared. There will be opportunities to reflect on this model and your practice.

Suitable for

Those interested in working with communities whose members may be from refugee backgrounds, eg. bicultural workers, community development workers, education and early years professionals, those working in policy roles, community health workers and managers.


Standard Rate: $275 per person
Early Bird Rate: $245 per person (if you enrol on or before 2 Jul)
Note: Discount will apply at Checkout
Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea included

Content includes
  • Foundation House Community Capacity Building Framework;
  • Exploration of the potential effect of culture on perceptions of mental health and mental illness;
  • Common mental health concerns for people from refugee backgrounds;
  • Identification of key barriers preventing people from refugee backgrounds accessing mental health services;
  • Examples of engaging communities around the impact of trauma; and
  • Where to next? eg. identification of engagement strategies and potential ways of implementing these; future training and collaborations.


Participants will be expected to have completed either a Foundation House Introductory workshop, or Refugee and Asylum Seeking Experiences Online.
The online option is available free as a pre-requisite when you register for this workshop.