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Mental health impacts of racial discrimination in Victorian CALD communities

The link between poorer physical and mental health and self-reported experiences of racism has been well documented. In 2010-2011, VicHealth conducted a survey of 1139 individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse communities in four Victorian localities examined types, settings and frequency of experiences of race-based discrimination and explored the impact of these experiences on mental health and wellbeing. This summary presents the key findings of the survey.

Read the Mental health impacts of racial discrimination in Victorian CALD communities survey summary by VicHealth


Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing acknowledges and pays respect to the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation, on whose land this website was developed. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their ancestors and elders, both past and present and acknowledge their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We hope our work contributes to the wider project of respect and recognition between cultures in Australia. Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing receives project funding from the Australian Department of Health to administer the Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care (PICAC) program in Victoria.


Did you know?

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36% of people aged 65 years and over in Australia were born overseas
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1 in 3 people in aged care services were born overseas
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In 2016 the median age of Australian-born people was 34 years compared to 59 years for Europe-born people