Media Articles

The following media articles provide a snapshot of coverage within national and Tasmanian media related to transcultural mental health.  This list is not exhaustive, but draws attention to topical issues around mental health for asylum seekers and people from refugee backgrounds, established migrant communities and international students.  If you are a member of the TTMHN and would like a media article added, please feel free to contact us

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Radio interview on RUOK Day
On ABC Northern Tasmania Breakfast show at  2:02:00 listen to Kelli Charles, Senior Counsellor at the Phoenix Centre talk about suicide prevention in CALD communities in Tasmania. 

Links to audio files about COVID-19 

Perinatal experiences - Perinatal experiences (473 KB) 09-Aug-2018

RUOK Day11-Sep-2020

Radio interview on RUOK Day ( On ABC Northern ..    read more

SBS The Feed Interview with Startts09-Aug-2018

Counsellors helping surivors of torture at STARTTS. Marc Fennell interviews counsellors from STARTTS about working with people fro..    read more

Syrian refugee Community Dinner16-Mar-2018

Members of Hobart's growing Syrian community gathered at the Goodwood Community Centre to share a meal prepared by Rimon Ghazal..    read more

Humanitarian Settlement Services Contract announced16-Aug-2017

The Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs, Senator the Hon Zed Seselja announced the outcome o..    read more

Families in Cultural Transition - Gardening Project Interview28-Jul-2014

Families in Cultural Transition - Sustainable Gardening Listen to an interview on ABC 936 (/_literature_124033/Families_in..    read more

The healing mind: how neurofeedback is treating trauma28-Jul-2014

Mirjana Akovic, a psychologist at STARTTS, treats and rehabilitates torture and trauma survivors using neurofeedback. Read..    read more

Long road to Tassie haven20-Jun-2014

Bhutanese refugee Dhan Thapa forced to endure long road to Tassie haven. Read more in The Mercury (http://www.themercury.c..    read more

At work inside a detention centre | a guard's story25-Mar-2014

This is a first-hand account of life inside an Australian immigration detention facility, told from the perspective of a forme..    read more

The Phoenix Centre, a program of the Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania, receives funding from the Crown, through the Department of Health, to provide the Tasmanian Transcultural Mental Health Network



RUOK Day11-Sep-2020

Radio interview on RUOK Day ( On ABC Northern ..    read more

Audio files03-Apr-2020

Audio files about COVID-19 in: Dari:    read more

MRC Tas Resources COVID-1920-Mar-2020

MRC Tas advice ( Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania (MRC Tas) (    read more