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Media Release: Western Sydney Seniors producing Art from the Heart

Friday, 08 July 2016 12:13

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.

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Report: Key issues facing refugees and migrants to Australia

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.

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Media Alert: Key issues facing Australia's migrants

Friday, 24 June 2016 13:26

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.

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Media Release: 2016 Refugee Week celebration

Friday, 24 June 2016 13:10

People of all ages and backgrounds are invited to Blacktown’s Refugee Week celebration at Bowman Hall on Thursday 23 June.

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Building Confidence: Yaser's story

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. 

Media Release: SydWest OPEN DAY

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 15:20

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.

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Australia’s oldest flash mob

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.

Helping people to become mobile

SydWest’s comprehensive Learner Driver program is taking clients on a journey from their L’s to their full licence - encouraging them to become safe and confident drivers.

Media Release: A Global Voice for Refugee Youth

Thursday, 21 April 2016 14:40

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).

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