sydney: Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) announced on Thursday that the country’s first multicultural mental health phone line was opened in the state. This phone line provides service in 30 different languages, benefiting multiple communities.
According to the state government, the service is staffed with registered bilingual mental health professionals, covering languages including Arabic, Chinese and Greek, Xinhua reported.
Available Monday through Friday, the Transcultural Mental Health Line is expected to improve access to mental health care and support diverse communities.
“While there is a wide range of mental health services available to all residents of New South Wales, language and different cultural understandings of mental health can present barriers for people to access services,” said New South Wales. Welsh Minister for Mental Health Bronnie Taylor said:
“This new phone line will help people get the help they need, with a dedicated team of medical professionals ready to provide care and connect people to the right services,” she said. Added.
According to the National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing, released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in July last year, more than two in five citizens aged 16 to 85, or 8.6 million, will experience a mental disorder at some point in their lives. I have experienced it. .
The study found that one in five people, or 4.2 million people, had a 12-month mental disorder, with anxiety disorders being the most common.