Supporting CALD communities to talk about suicide – A guide for professionals

Resources for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities

This section contains a practical resource for discussing suicide with individuals, families and communities from CALD backgrounds.

Conversations about suicide with individuals and in community settings can be an important way of increasing support and contributing to the wellbeing of those impacted.

When initiating a community or individual discussion about suicide in a CALD community, there are various risk factors and vulnerabilities to take into account that result from the diversity of cultures and variation within communities.

This resource provides some practical tips for organisations to refer to when talking about suicide with CALD and communities. The following information is intended to supplement the existing Conversations Matter resources and has been designed for people working with communities in a range of settings.

This resource was developed through consultation with CALD community members and professionals, and in partnership with the Transcultural Mental Health Centre and Mental Health Commission of New South Wales.

Additional information

Fact sheet - Supporting CALD communities to talk about suicide
Core principles - Prevention-focused conversations
Core principles - Intervention-focused conversations
Core principles - Postvention-focused conversations

Crisis support services

Transcultural services

Transcultural Mental Health Centre NSW
Translating and Interpreting Service National
Embrace Multicultural Mental Health