Refugee and Asylum Seeker Mental Health

Strategic Priority: Improving Mental Health and Wellbeing


Diversitat, Barwon Health, Western Victoria Primary Health Network (PHN), Barwon Child Youth and Family, Catholic Care and the G21 Health and Wellbeing Pillar.

Key documents


The 2015 Refugee and Asylum Seeker Health Mapping Project (RASHMAP) identified the need for collaborative action to improve health outcomes for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the Geelong region. The current focus of this collaborative is on the mental health system with the goal of improving the experience, quality of care and outcomes for refugees and asylum seekers engaging with the mental health system in the Barwon Region.

The 2018 – 2019 action plan is based primarily on recommendations from a consumer co-design project, Working With Us – For Us. The project used an Experience Based Co Design (EBCD) approach with consumers which identified barriers to prioritize as well as a number of recommendations.

G21 Health and Wellbeing Director’s Update (March 2019) - click here

For further details about this initiative, please contact the G21 Health and Wellbeing team. Contact us.

This page was updated by G21 HWB team on 1/3/19