On Tuesday 14th August 2018, both Inala Community House teams (Community Engagement and The Oasis Centre) participated in the first ever Multicultural Health Day Inala event.
From 10am to 2.30pm, the free community event was held at PCYC Inala (37 Swallow Street, Inala QLD 4077).
“Inala Community House is excited to help organise this first ever Multicultural Health Day Inala event, modelled after the success of a similar event held in Logan. Many different local health providers are gathered here today to provide free health screenings, presentations and information to benefit our community members of all ages, cultures and backgrounds,” said our Inala Community House Community Engagement Manager Haley Kiata.
Besides Inala Community House, other organising partners included Queensland Government, Multicultural Community Network, Carers Australia, QPASTT, MDA, PICAC, ADA Australia, TAFE and Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland.
Bicultural workers and interpreters for various languages were available throughout the event.
Thank you to TAFE for organising over 250 students doing adult English program – to visit our event. They arrived in small groups of 5 or 6, with an accompanying interpreter for different languages such as Somali and Vietnamese.
“The Oasis Centre is thrilled to be here today promoting our mental health services. Our clients all come from amazing multicultural backgrounds such as Indian, Sudanese, Vietnamese, Arabic, Indigenous and of course Australian. Today’s event is also a fantastic networking opportunity to meet other community health partners,” said our The Oasis Centre Manager Jatinder Kaur. Jatinder would also like to thank our social work students for assisting at our information stall.
Meet the Soup-erheroes of the day!
Free healthy soup lunch was provided for everyone, with choices of beef stew (halal), pumpkin soup (vegetarian) and vegetable soup (vegetarian) – all served with fluffy bread rolls.
Thank you to our Community Engagement Manager Haley Kiata who personally spent many hours preparing the soup lunches to feed our community. There was a long queue and we saw many happy satisfied faces.
Under Inala Community House, The Oasis Centre is our program promoting mental health and wellbeing for all.
We provide bulk-billed services such as counselling, NDIS and various support services to meet individual needs.