Taking health to the street

Refugee Week has been celebrated at Dawson Mall in Mount Druitt.

Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) Multicultural Health staff have spoken to community members about accessing health services and health issues at a recent Refugee Week celebration in Mount Druitt.

Refugee Week is an opportunity to celebrate positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society.

WSLHD Multicultural Health Program officer Murad Hossain said he supports Refugee Week as promotes positive images of refugees which creates a supportive culture throughout the communities.

“WSLHD has a diverse population of nationalities and a substantial number of refugees reside in these communities,” Mr Hossain said.

“These celebrations allow us to speak directly with people allowing us to gain a better understanding between communities.”

This year’s theme for the Blacktown City celebration is “Celebrating Refugee’s Contributions and Achievements”.

Services involved in the celebration included: Sydwest Multicultural Services, Settlement Services International, Mount Druitt Ethnic Communities Agency, Blacktown City Council, Blacktown Local Area Command, WSLHD, Football Federation Australia, Blacktown Area Community Centres, Ability Links NSW, Food Faith, Blacktown Libraries, Community Resource Network, Department of Human Services, Drug and Alcohol Multicultural Education Centre, Family Referral Service, Easy-Go Connect, Legal AID NSW, Macquarie Community College, Reach for Training, STARTTS, TAFE NSW, Uniting and Westfield Mt.Druitt.

For further information on WSLHD Multicultural Health Services call 9840 3877