Findings from the 2013 survey of Victorians' attitudes to race and cultural diversity report presents results from research led by VicHealth on community attitudes towards racism, race, ethnicity and culture.
The survey was developed in partnership with The University of Melbourne, the Social Research Centre and experts across Australia.
Over the past 10 years VicHealth has identified discrimination and its resulting disadvantages as one of the important drivers of mental ill health.
Mental illness is among the top three causes of burden of disease and injury in Australia.
That's why VicHealth has adopted improving mental wellbeing as a strategic focus in our Action Agenda for Health Promotion. For a decade we have supported activity that builds the evidence of the link between race-based discrimination and health, as well as promoting cultural diversity.