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Multicultural Youth Support Navigator Service

CALD and First Nations Youth Programs and Support

Multicultural Youth Support with Karakan

Our Multicultural Youth Support Navigator Service aims to work with and empower local organisations, community leaders, stakeholders and young people to enhance accessibility, inclusion, and participation of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) and First Nations (FN) young people with psychosocial disabilities in community.

Yound man talking with a boy | Featured image for the CALD and First Nations Youth Programs Page of Karakan.

We work with young people from CALD and FN backgrounds, their families and carers to:

  • Facilitate connections and engagement with local community organisations
  • Facilitate groups and activities of interest to them
  • Support their mental health and wellbeing
  • Improve social and community participation
 

We build rapport and trust so we can act as navigators to facilitate warm, welcoming and supportive connections with local services and community organisations, such as:

  • Sporting groups
  • Cultural groups
  • Arts groups
  • Hobby and other recreation groups
 

By supporting participation in CALD and First Nations youth programs in a culturally safe way, we expect to see a positive impact on young people’s mental heath and wellbeing and quality of life.

Supporting Community Development

First Nations children standing together arm in arm | Featured image for the CALD and First Nations Youth Programs Page of Karakan.

Our FN and CALD support services see us engaging with local organisations and community members to facilitate better engagement with young people and their families and carers. Through this community engagement, we aim to enhance community understanding of psychosocial disability and the unique needs, issues and barriers that young people with psychosocial disabilities from CALD and FN backgrounds may face when they want to connect into local services.

By increasing community understanding and awareness of psychosocial disability, our multicultural youth support services aim to build capacity in community members and community organisations to better engage with young people, their families and carers and improve inclusion and participation in local services and activities.

Opportunities to Connect

As part of our FN and CALD support services, we facilitate workshops, forums and events that help to gather and share information and insights that inform and assist community members to understand the unique challenges, barriers, needs and opportunities relevant to enhancing inclusion of local CALD and FN young people with psychosocial disabilities. These community events will provide further opportunities for young people to connect with mainstream community supports and services that are important to them.

Our experienced and passionate team are here to facilitate meaningful mental health and psychosocial disability support services, whether that be through involvement in CALD or First Nations youth programs, or just through general support. If you want to get in touch with an NDIS Support Provider from Karakan to learn how we can best support you, give us a call on (07) 3299 1898 or send an email to customerservice@karakan.com.au.

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