The Healthy Mind, Healthy Life (ذهن سالم. زندگی سالم.) Podcast has been designed to tackle mental health and wellbeing issues in a way that makes sense for people from Afghanistan as they settle into life in Australia.
The podcast seeks to bring to light mental health and wellbeing challenges people face at various stages in their lives, and to highlight the many supports available in the community.
The six-part podcast series is brought to you by the Southern Migrant and Refugee Centre (SMRC), Better Place Australia (BPA) and South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network (SEMPHN).
The series has been developed as part of the Refugee, People Seeking Asylum and CALD Community Suicide Prevention Capacity Building Initiative, which draws on learnings from SMRC’s 30-year history of working with migrants and refugees and BPA’s clinical experience through delivery of evidence-informed suicide prevention initiatives.
The podcast is delivered in Dari and features a wide spectrum of representatives from across the community, including community leaders and role models, psychologists, religious scholars and community workers.
Download the translated to English episode transcriptions:
- Episode 1 – Coping Through Difficult Times
- Episode 2 – Supporting Children and Young People
- Episode 3 – Mindfulness
- Episode 4 – Caring for Each Other
- Episode 5 – Professional and Faith Perspectives
- Episode 6 – Accessing Support
If you are concerned for someone or would like to seek help for yourself, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 at any time. If you require an interpreter first contact TIS National on 131 450 and tell the operator your language and “Lifeline”
To find out more about mental health, please see a range of topics by clicking the link below
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