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We understand that these are unprecedented times with increased stress, anxiety and mental health issues being a consequence of the situation we are in at home, workplace or in the community as we try to navigate our way through these uncertain situations.

AFS is committed to finding ways to ensure that African Australians and CALD communities are able to access relevant information and support services during these challenging times. To assist the communities, we have developed a resource hub and covid-19 information page to ensure you have access to information on AFS support services, covid-19 updates, support available by the government for vulnerable people during this pandemic. Our newsletter highlights all the significant activities that AFS is conducting on regular basis to ensure our community and people remain safe and sound during these unprecedented times.

For information on how we can assist you please send us an email on info@africanfamilyservices.org.au or fill the form here.

Mental Health Tips for Youth

During the COVID-19, to feel sad, depressed, scared, worried, confused or even angry sometimes is normal as it has become the reason behind the increasing insecurities of youth especially when it is concerned with their work and study. Remember, anxiety is a byproduct of uncertainty so it’s normal but to stay positive, we need to do activities that help us do that! Read through the article and get to know the insights on how you can deal with yourself during any mental health issue like anxiety or depression.
Note: For mental health and family violence support services, contact us here.

Mental Health Tips

The novel coronavirus outbreak has impacted everyone in different ways on an international scale. It is quite evident that every next person is suffering from anxiety, depression or stress during this time. Every young to an old person is overwhelmed by the constantly varying alerts regarding the spread of COVID-19. While it is essential to be updated, few wellbeing tips and strategies to continue taking care of ourselves during these hard times are discussed in this article to help you ensure good mental health at any stage of life.
Note: For mental health and family violence support services, contact us here.

Newsletter Volume 1 Highlight

Staying safe is the foremost priority given the current unprecedented times. It’s important for the community to follow the SOPs at all times to ensure no virus transmission.
AFS welcomes its new team members who are tirelessly working on ensuring the community is aware of the recent developments in the coronavirus situation and measures that can be taken to avoid community transmission, ensuring everyone’s safety and measures to deal with the current challenging circumstances.
Note: For mental health and family violence support services, contact us here.

Let’s create a Future without Violence

Family violence which is also called domestic violence that is done either physically or verbally in families to keep other person or other family members in fear. Family violence has a lot of types, for example, verbal violence, sexual violence, cultural violence, emotional violence and much more.  Read through the article and get to know the tips on how you can prevent family violence.
Note: For mental health and family violence support services, contact us here.

COVID-Safe Behaviour Guidelines for Workplace

Since COVID 19 has hit the globe, everything has been adversely impacted and is being changed say it be conducting businesses, pursuing careers, getting an education, travelling around, even the normal life of people has now evolved. But as long as there is life, these activities are mandatory to sustain life. Read through these COVID-safe guidelines to ensure your workplace is safe for yourself and your employees.
Note: For mental health and family violence support services, contact us here.

Covid-safe Behaviour for Schools

Educational institutions all around the world were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to the occasional closure of all educational activities around the globe. However, the situation is now getting better and it is recommended that schools should continue their educational activities with proper safety measures and behaviours. Read this article for further information.
Note: For mental health and family violence support services, contact us here.

A wider look into COVID-19

The recent COVID-19 outbreak has disrupted the lives of people worldwide: the pandemic led to the loss of millions of lives and brought upon economic, social and political disruptions that have had devastating consequences globally like impact upon community food systems, health and overall livelihoods. Read this article to get complete insights on how COVID-19 has impacted the overall dynamics of the globe from a wider perspective.
Note: For mental health and family violence support services, contact us here.

Domestic Violence & Effects

Domestic violence is violence committed by someone in the victim’s domestic circle. This includes partners and ex-partners, immediate family members, other relatives and family friends. The term ‘domestic violence’ is used when there is a close relationship between the offender and the victim. Not only does it affect the life of active individuals but has vast impacts in a lot of areas. Read the article for information.
Note: For mental health and family violence support services, contact us here.

Cultural Awareness & Professional Development

Cultural awareness, also called cultural sensitivity, is the awareness and knowledge about different cultures. It is about acknowledging as well as respecting different cultures and their identities and also about uniting as one for a common business goal. It is disregarding cultural differences among the people. Companies can use different approaches to enhance and promote it among the personnel.
Note: For mental health and family violence support services, contact us here.

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Update: Given the state of COVID-19, African Family Services will continue to operate remotely. Please contact us for face-to-face meeting arrangements.
We acknowledge that our office is on the lands of the Boonwurrung and Wurundjeri Traditional Owners of the Kulin nation.

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