Non-Executive Vice Chair / HelpingMinds
Up until May 2016 and for over 19 years, Dr Bernadette Wright was the senior clinical psychologist with WA’s Transcultural Mental Health Service, where she developed an understanding of the inter-relationship of mental health and cultural issues for migrants and refugees. She is now in private practice, specialising in transcultural mental health, and is also an associate consultant of CrossCultural Intellect. Dr Wright’s work encompassed direct clinical service delivery, advice to government and community groups, and undertaking collaborative research and publications with various universities where she holds adjunct academic positions. She has developed and delivered numerous training seminars and workshops on various aspects of culture and mental health. Her comprehensive range of resource development initiatives are aimed at improving mental health literacy among ethno-culturally diverse groups and facilitating the transcultural process between the practitioner and consumer, their carer(s) and family.