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The DAMEC Directory provides a list of bilingual health practioners and CALD-specific programs that assist with alcohol, other drug and mental health-related issues. To access the directory click here.

Other information resources are listed below:

 

Translated Health Information

NSW Health Multicultural Communication Service
Provides information and services to assist health professionals to communicate with non English speaking communities throughout New South Wales.
http://www.mhcs.health.nsw.gov.au/

drug info @ your library
Provides information about alcohol and drugs on the website and through local public libraries in New South Wales.
http://www.druginfo.sl.nsw.gov.au/languages/index.html

National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre
Information on cannabis (marijunana, dope, pot) and related issues in two languages:
Arabic
Vietnamese

Mind + Drug Interpreter (Victoria)
A smart phone application (app) that provides information about the effects of alcohol and other substances on mental health in Vietnamese, Arabic, Chinese, Turkish and English.
https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/edas/id553354095?mt=8

Health Translations (Victoria)
Translated Health Information. Find Your Language tool allows health practitioners to create a poster or flip chart that will assist in identifying the languages that people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities speak.
http://www.healthtranslations.vic.gov.au

Alcohol and Drug Foundation
Fact sheets about ice (crystal methamphetamine) in English, Arabic and Vietnamese.
http://www.adf.org.au/cdat-breaking-the-ice-resources

Quit Victoria
Information about the risks of smoking and how to quit smoking in different languages.
http://www.quit.org.au/resource-centre/community/multicultural-project/multicultural-resources

My Language
A hub where public libraries and CALD communities can actively share information resources and programs.
http://www.mylanguage.gov.au/

 

Easy English Resources

National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre
Low literacy resources
https://ncpic.org.au/media/2946/booklet-what-is-cannabis.pdf

 

Other support resources for professionals

Network of Alcohol and Drug Agencies (NADA)
Peak organisation for the non government drug and alcohol sector in NSW.
http://www.nada.org.au/

Vietnamese Drug and Alcohol Professionals (VDAP)  
Vietnamese language website
http://www.vdap.org.au

Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association CALD AOD Project
Tipsheets and information to help services work more effectively with culturally diverse communities.
http://www.vaada.org.au/cald-aod-project

Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health (Victoria)
Aims to enhance, develop and support the capacity of health care agencies to provide quality services to a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) community.
http://www.ceh.org.au/

CALD Resources (New Zealand)
Resources for health practitioners to assist with establishing cultural competence and supporting and enabling cultural and language appropriate interactions.
http://www.caldresources.org.nz

SMART Recovery (US)
Smart Recovery is a voluntary self-help group that assists people in recovering from alcohol, drug use and other addictive behaviours. The manual has been translated into German, Spanish, Danish, Chinese, Portuguese, Farsi and Vietnamese.
http://www.smartrecovery.org/

 

 

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