Join us in a discussion on the post-settlement experiences of LGBTQIA+ refugees, with a focus on impacts to mental health arising from settlement stress, language and cultural barriers, racial discrimination, ostracism from their own communities/families, and economic and social isolation.
From 5:00 pm until 6:00 pm
At Venue: Online Event
Address: PO Box 298, Chester Hill, NSW 2162
Organiser: Cultural Diversity Network Inc. / Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will also discuss what helps build resilience and mental wellbeing, and what kind of specific support and services do LGBTQIA+ refugees & asylum seekers need to feel settled and a sense of belonging in their new country and community.
Dr. Brahm Marjadi, Associate Dean, Engagement & Senior Lecturer, Community Engaged Learning, School of Medicine, Western Sydney University
Charishma Kaliyanda, Occupational Therapist at Headspace | Councillor at Liverpool City Council
Epipola Wangtabu Taulafo, Indigenous Pacific Islander Transgender person of colour | Activist | LGBTQIA+ refugee & asylum seeker community support group Facilitator
Francis Jimoh, Project Officer, LGBTQIA+ Community support group at NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors (STARTTS)