A national voice for immigrant and refugee women’s wellbeing in Australia
Bilingual Health Education FAQs

Bilingual Health Education FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions about MCWH bilingual health education programs

Health sessions are conducted by professionally trained bilingual and bicultural health educators (BHEs). To find out more about our current bilingual health education team click here.

We hold sessions wherever women want to gather, in workplaces, organisations, community spaces and people’s homes. We have delivered sessions at all times of the day and night, depending on their availability.

Currently we can offer sessions in Arabic, Amharic, Burmese, Cantonese, Croatian, Dari, English, Farsi, Greek, Hindi, Italian , Lotuka, Madi, Mandarin, Marathi, Spanish, Sudanese-Arabic, Tigre, Tigrigna, Karen, Punjabi, Tagalog, Tamil, Hakka, and Vietnamese.

Sessions can be conducted in English for groups of migrant women in which several different languages are spoken. If we don’t offer your language currently, please contact us.

Our programs are divided into 7 different modules which can be taken separately, or in sequence. Modules cover many topics including occupational health and safety, sexual and reproductive health, mental health and much more. See our full program list for details.

Sessions are free of cost. We are a government funded, non-profit organisation.

Confidentiality is assured from the beginning of the process for all participants.
Our BHEs approach the women they meet as peers and not as experts who will tell them what is ‘best’ for them. Women have a choice about how much they want to be involved in discussion and are acknowledged for their own experience and knowledge.

MCWH has been providing health education and information to women in the workplace and in the community for over thirty years.

Our BHEs provide women who attend sessions with written resources in their preferred language for future reference and additional information.

Our bilingual health educators receive regular up-to-date training from key health organisations including Jean Hailes, Heart Foundation, Diabetes Victoria, Cancer Councils.

Who do I contact to organise a session?

For further information you can contact our Health Education Manager,
Amira Rahmanovic on (03) 9418 0918 or via email amira@mcwh.com.au.

You can also use our free call number 1800 656 421