20 Nov, 2012 Last updated: 21 Nov, 2014

Key findings of the CALD Experiences of Racism survey, conducted in 2010-2011 as part of the Localities Embracing and Accepting Diversity (LEAD) program.

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Resource 1: Mental health impacts of racial discrimination in Victorian culturally and linguistically diverse communities-summary report (1.6MB)
Resource 2: Mental health impacts of racial discrimination in Victorian culturally and linguistically diverse communities-full report (995KB)

The link between poorer physical and mental health and self-reported experiences of racism has been well documented. In 2010-2011 a survey of 1139 individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse communities in four Victorian localities examined types, settings and frequency of experiences of race-based discrimination and explored the impact of these experiences on mental health and wellbeing.