How the experiences and circumstances of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) children and families influence child mental health

Content type
Commissioned report

November 2022

Commissioning Body

Emerging Minds

This practice paper explores how the experiences of children and families from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds can affect child mental health. It looks specifically at the experiences of parents and children who migrated to Australia for non-humanitarian reasons, such as work, education or family.

This resource draws from both Australian research and stakeholder consultations to explore the experiences and circumstances that contribute to child mental health outcomes and service access in CALD communities. It also provides practice ideas to consider when working with children and families from CALD backgrounds.

This research was commissioned by Emerging Minds: The National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health.