Yvonne Johnson is a Liberian migrant who is the Vice Chair of Courageous Women Multicultural Network (CWMN). In her 18 years in Australia, Yvonne has experienced a monumental culture shift. Which made her realise just how hard it can be for migrant women to speak up about their mental health issues. Yvonne spoke about how it may seem like help is just a chat away, for recent migrants with no established network, there is nobody to chat to. CWMN aims to empower women to be able to tell their stories.
“It is every woman’s responsibility to promote mental health and wellness in their community and to continue to support coloured women to take control of their mental wellbeing. Women let us take responsibility to change how we look at mental illness.”
For more details on free programs for women run by CWMN in the Cannington area email [email protected]
Or, join the CWMN Facebook group here.
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Across Mental Health Week we will be learning from professionals in the industry. As well as hearing real-life, mental health stories from people in Perth. Keep the dial tuned to 98five so that you don’t miss our conversations with NDIS Outreach, Courageous Women Multicultural Network, WA Association for Mental Health, Bouncing Back, Richmond Wellbeing and more.