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: info@cdni.org.au

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.

Hosted by:

Dr. Brahm Marjadi, Associate Dean, Engagement & Senior Lecturer, Community Engaged Learning, School of Medicine, Western Sydney University

Guest Speakers:

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)

Supported by Pride Foundation Australia

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