Macedonian Australian Welfare Association

Community Information and Support Service

MAWA’s Information and Support Service provides support from community workers who speak Macedonian, Serbian, Croatian.  Support is provided for a range of issues including:

  • health & well-being, including mental health

  • financial

  • legal & immigration (assistance to access these services)

  • language assistance & form-filling

  • family issues & youth support

  • employment

  • social Isolation and loneliness

  • Domestic & Family Violence

  • Centrelink & housing problems

  • Alcohol, smoking or other drugs, and gambling addictions

Phone (02) 85911341 to make an appointment

For more contact information for MAWA Sydney, please visit our Contact Details page.

 

We also compile this information list of resources and links to other services who can help with some of the above personal and family issues. These resources are in both English and Macedonian:

Health and wellbeing information:

  • Beyond Blue: This is an Australian independent non-profit organisation which supports people with  mental health & wellbeing including depression, suicide, anxiety. They have a lot of excellent current information and support on their website, including on dealing with stress and impacts related to Covid-19

  • Black Dog Institute: This is an Australian based medical research based organisation which has some great resources for dealing with mental health issues including for stress and impacts of Covid-19

  • Embrace Mental Health (Mental Health Australia): Macedonian translated information about various mental health matters, including answering the questions of what is mental illness, what is anxiety disorder and depression.

Family issues and youth support

  • Transcultural Mental Health Centre: Has information in Macedonian language on topics such as Family Help Kit, How to help children and teenagers with mental health, Grief and loss, post traumatic stress and suicide prevention

Alcohol,  Smoking or Other Drugs