Resources: Multicultural (CALD)

The following organisations offer specific support for people needing care or their families and carers from culturally diverse backgrounds. Contact these organisations for information, support and assistance.

Carers Kit

Support kit for carers available in 14 languages
1800 242 636

Carers NSW Support Groups

Database of local carer support groups
1800 242 636

Legal AID NSW

Legal advice, including advice and publications relating to wills, guardianship, power of attorney and more. Information is available in several languages, as well as English.
1300 888 529 (Mon to Fri 9am-5pm) or 1300 889 529 TTY
Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 131 450

Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association

Multilingual support for accessing appropriate services.
1800 629 072

Multilanguage fact sheets and audiovisual resources

NSW Government printed resources in different languages about health issues, services, caring and other information
NSW Government audio and video resources in different languages

Transcultural Mental Health Centre

Multilingual clinical consultation and assessment.
1800 648 911

Drugs and Alcohol

Druginfo

Alcohol and Drug Information Service
02 9361 8000
1800 422 599

Health information

Diversity Health Clearinghouse

Clearinghouse health information

NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service

Multilingual fact sheets
02 9816 0347

Financial assistance

Centrelink

13 27 17

Financial Counsellors Association of NSW

Free service to assist with financial problems.
1300 914 408

Working Carers Gateway

Website dedicated to help people who are juggling working and caring roles.

Mental illness

Beyondblue Infoline

Anxiety and depression
1300 224 636

Family and Carer Mental Health Program

1800 242 636

Mental lllness Online

Depression - Greek, Italian and English

Multicultural Mental Health Australia

National program to improve awareness of mental health and suicide prevention in culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
02 9840 3333

Respite

Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre

1800 059 059

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