Suicide Prevention Coordinator Nalini Heynen attended the opening of Western Sydney Migrant Resource Centre’s Campbelltown office on 5 July.
The Migrant Resource Centre plays a crucial role in the settlement and integration of refugees and humanitarian migrants by offering vital resources, guidance and a strong support network to those who are rebuilding their lives.
Among those gathered for the opening celebration were Minister for Multiculturalism Steve Kamper, Mayor of Campbelltown George Greiss, Member for Liverpool Charishma Kaliyanda MP, and other community leaders.
Mr Camper said the office at Level 2 178 Queen Street Campbelltown would become much more than just a physical building. “It will be a vibrant community hub, a place where emerging communities can find support, guidance and a sense of belonging,” he said.
Western Sydney MRC Acting CEO Mohan Gunasekara said he was proud to be leading an organisation that had its heart in the community and worked to empower some of our newest residents to settle and thrive.
Nalini spoke about the aftercare services provided by Lifeline Macarthur and Western Sydney and a proposed support group for carers.
Visitors were encouraged to write down two words with their name and organisation. Nalini chose “Inclusion” and “compassion”.