Welcome

This Hub was ‘co-designed’ (created and built) with people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds with lived experience of mental health concerns, as well as their carers and other supporters. Two groups, one in Sydney, NSW and one in Melbourne, VIC worked on these resources over 18 months in 2019 – 2020. 
The groups wanted to share stories of people’s experiences of the NDIS, make resources in plain English and other languages, and look at some of the barriers to getting support. These resources were made for you – to help you along your NDIS journey.

Reimagine Today Podcast

NDIS Back To Basics

Episode 1 – Psychosocial Disabilities & Cultural Barriers – LISTEN NOW

A transcript for Episode 01 is available here: Transcript – Episode 01

Episode 2 – Personal Stories, Misunderstandings & Contexts – LISTEN NOW

A transcript for Episode 02 is available here: Transcript – Episode 02

Episode 3 – Improving the NDIS & the Role of Interpreters – LISTEN NOW

A transcript for Episode 03 is available here: Transcript – Episode 03

Episode 4 – The Future of the NDIS – LISTEN NOW

A transcript for Episode 04 is available here: Transcript – Episode 04

The Podcast CREDITS and Episode Outlines are available here: CREDITS – Episode Outlines

Our stories

Here, a few people share their experiences of mental health and the NDIS with you.

David’s Story

The transcript for this video can be found here: Transcript – David Story

David’s story is also available in Mandarin:   Mandarin

Satish’s Story

A transcript of this video can be found here: Transcript – Satish Story

Maissa’s Story – I hope one day 

The transcript for this video can be found here: Transcript – Maissa’s Story

Maissa’s Story is also available with subtitles in Arabic:    Arabic

Mental health stigma with friends

The transcript for this video can be found here: Transcript – Understanding

This video is also available with subtitles in Arabic:  Arabic

 

The Carer’s Journey

Carers play an important part in our journeys, that’s sometimes forgotten. The following are some carer’s stories we’ve put together that may help others on their journey:

Sam and Mei-ling – English


The transcript for this video can be found here: Transcript – Sam and Mei-ling – English

This video is also available in Mandarin: Mandarin
The transcript for this version can be found here: Transcript – Sam and Mei-ling – Chinese Simplified

A script for this story is also available in:

 

Nick and Jorge – English


The transcript for this video can be found here: Transcript – Nick and Jorge – English

This video is also available in Spanish: Spanish
The transcript for this version can be found here: Transcript – Nick and Jorge – Spanish

A script for this story is also available in:

 

Jeena and Robina – English


The transcript for this video can be found here: Transcript – Jeena and Robina – English
A script for this story is also available in:

 

Resources to support you

Workbook in languages

We’ve worked to make a plain English version of our workbook:

And this is now also available in the following languages:

Learning Activity

The following activity was designed by people from multicultural backgrounds, to support others with overcoming potential barriers to accessing NDIS support. Take a look!

Overcoming barriers to accessing the NDIS

And this is now also available in the following languages:

Useful links

Embrace Multicultural Mental Health project
Multilingual Disability Hub
Wellways Understanding Mental Health Resources
Making a Complaint - Multiple Languages
National Disability Services: Culturally proficient service delivery
Into the light: An Arabic resource on psychological health
Translated NDIS resources