There are many barriers to getting mental health care with stigma being the biggest deterrent.
One of the main barriers in a multicultural city such as Sydney is language. We understand that it can be difficult for people who have English as a second language to find the right mental health professional.
Counselling Services In Chinese (Mandarin / Cantonese)
With over 10 percent of Sydney’s population made up of Chinese Australians, there are limited options when it comes to providing professional mental health support for the Chinese community.
At New Vision Psychology, our professional counselling services are available in English, Mandarin and Cantonese and in 2017, Sydney North Health Network commissioned us to provide Short Term Psychological Therapies to people of Chinese background living in the Northern Sydney region (press release).
Our psychologists are available at our Sydney CBD, Hurstville and Chatswood locations. This allows us to provide much-needed mental health services to all Australians and people of Chinese ethnicity.
This is because a Chinese-speaking psychologist can provide greater cultural sensitivity for an Australian Chinese. This can be a significant benefit for those who may find it a better cultural fit to speak to a psychologist from their cultural background and in their native tongue. From our experience, having a Cantonese or Mandarin speaking counsellor has helped give access to mental health care to the older generation.
The availability of these services through different languages removes the language barrier and will ensure that your psychologist will give you the best possible experience and help needed. It is another step for making professional counselling services more accessible.
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