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Art Therapy exhibition launch at SydWest Multicultural Services
An innovative Art Therapy exhibition will be unveiled at SydWest Multicultural Services on Tuesday 12 July showcasing some of the heartfelt artworks from seniors within the community.
Discover the key issues facing migrants who have settled in Greater Western Sydney along with some of the recommendations to address these issues in a new report titled, ‘Assessing the impact of post migration lifestyle changes on migrants settlement trajectories in Greater Western Sydney’.
Launched by Western Sydney University Chancellor, Professor Peter Shergold, the report is a collaboration involving WSU and SydWest Multicultural Services and focuses on post migration lifestyle and life experiences relating to changes in income, employment and social status, family dynamics, language difficulties, available settlement services and cultural integration among seven migrant communities living in Greater Western Sydney.
Headed by Professor Andre Renzaho, Humanitarian and Development Studies, School of Social Sciences and Psychology, the report follows three months of study involving 164 participants including over 100 SydWest clients, and is an important tool for policy makers and those working in the settlement space.
SydWest Multicultural Services and Western Sydney University invite media to join Chancellor Professor Peter Shergold for the launch of a migration report highlighting the settlement journey and challenges faced by migrants in Australia and a Book on International migration on Wednesday 29 June.
When 16-year-old Yaser arrived in Australia last year, he spoke little English and hadn’t been to school in over three years. His family had fled Iraq over three years ago, living in Jordan as refugees where there was little time for school.
On Thursday 19 May, SydWest Multicultural Services will open its doors to the media and other organisations, showcasing how it is helping to empower the CALD community across Greater Western Sydney.
SydWest Multicultural Seniors groups joined dozens of seniors and team members from HOPP, the Healthy Older People Partnership program, in a flash mob on Blacktown’s CBD to encourage older people to stay active. Many SydWest seniors have been taking part in the award-winning Healthy Older People Partnership Program, which is designed to improve the health and wellbeing of older people across the region and help reduce the risk of falls in the home.
Calling on young refugees to be part of a worldwide consultation to discuss their issues. SydWest Multicultural Services in partnership with the Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network is hosting the Global Refugee Youth Consultation on Wednesday 27 April from 4pm to 7pm at SydWest’s head office in Blacktown (level 2, 125 Main St).