Some people would prefer to be supported by a mental health professional who speaks a language other than English.
Use the options below to find a bilingual professional.
If you are a professional searching for a bilingual professional on behalf of a consumer or family, make sure you take the time to explore their preferences. Learn about their migration story, cultural heritage and about the particular language or languages that they speak.
Also consider: Could a community advisor help? Is a professional interpreter required? Read more about our workshops on these and other topics here.
TO FIND A BILINGUAL PRIVATE PRACTITIONER, YOU CAN SEARCH HERE:
- Psychiatrists — yourhealthinmind.org.au/find-a-psychiatrist
(see advanced search option).
- Psychologists — psychology.org.au/Find-a-Psychologist
(refine a general search by choosing ‘preferred language’).
- Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Psychologists —goodtherapy.com.au
(see advanced options, search by language).
- Social workers — aasw.asn.au/find-a-social-worker/search/
(see advanced search, preferred language other than English)
FOR INFORMATION ABOUT OTHER BILINGUAL PROFESSIONALS, COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS AND SERVICES
- Pharmacists — findapharmacy.com.au
(see ‘language spoken’ option).
- Infoxchange Service Seeker — serviceseeker.com.au
A variety of health and community service practitioners and agencies can be found on Infoxchange Service Seeker (see advanced search for spoken language or other key words such as “multicultural”). You can search here for specific supports, for example, family violence, housing and so on.