Supporting culturally accessible SRH for Tas migrant & refugee communities
Family Planning Tasmania has been working to improve the sexual and reproductive health of migrant and refugee communities in Tasmania with an exciting new project. Supporting Culturally Accessible Sexual and Reproductive Health of Tasmanian Migrant and Refugee Communities has been funded by Department of Communities and has developed a useful guide and referral document for support workers working with migrant and refugee clients in Tasmania.
Designed and developed to help increase support workers’ confidence, skills and understanding of cultural norms and sensitivities relating to the sexual and reproductive health of migrants and refugees, Family Planning Tasmania has worked closely stakeholders to produce this resource. These stakeholders include Migrant Resource Centre North, Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania, Red Cross Bi-Cultural Health Program, Multicultural Council of Tasmania, Glenorchy City Council (Hear our Voices Project), Women’s Friendship Group.
Through this project, Family Planning Tasmania has developed a useful guide to improve support workers’ confidence and skills in having a sexual and reproductive health conversation with their migrant and refugee clients. The guide includes 5 useful tips to guide a successful chat, information for people to understand the importance of sexual and reproductive health and a comprehensive list of clinical and support referral organisations in Tasmania.
We would like to thank all the organisations that supported and helped guide our project: Migrant Resource Centre North, Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania, Red Cross Bi-Cultural Health Program, Multicultural Council of Tasmania, Glenorchy City Council (Hear our Voices Project), Women’s Friendship Group.
The guide is now available free for download and printing and more information is available on the Advice and Information section of our website here. Let us know what you think and if you have any feedback we would love to hear from you!