2 Worlds 2 Words

Our 2 Worlds 2 Words campaign highlights the story of our refugee and migrant community leaving behind their world to come to a new world, Australia. In some ways they are still living in two worlds. 2 Worlds 2 Words is a project that asks us to share two words of hope, strength, confidence or advice for both newly arrived and established individuals.

With the connection that the Western Sydney MRC both creates and builds on with the newly arrived and existing communities, we hope to bring 2 words from organisations near and far covering many different areas of focus. These simple two words can be spoken in any language and become the inspirational cornerstone for refugees to live independently and build confidence in their new world. Western Sydney MRC has been given funding to help encourage older migrants and refugees to be more active and healthy – increasing their independence and participation in the community.

2 Worlds, 2 Words - Getting Local

Healthy Active Ageing

Many older migrants and refugees are at risk of becoming extremely isolated, putting both their mental and physical health in danger. Many of our community see and feel that ‘active healthy living’ is about the mind first, body second. The more confident and stress-free they feel, the more open they’ll be to the increased activity and independence of exploring beyond their comfort zone.

Watch our video and follow the story of 3 Sisters, Layla, Mansoorah and Sameerah, and how they have settled in Liverpool, NSW. Today we follow the sisters on a visit to their local shops, shopping for fresh fruit and seeing how they have settled within their community to begin to live happy and independent lives. Listen to their 2 words of advice and know that anything is possible when you begin to explore your new surroundings. Download the brochures available in English and Arabic to give you tips on Healthy Active Living.

2 Worlds, 2 Words - See More

Healthy Active Ageing

Many older migrants and refugees are at risk of becoming extremely isolated, putting both their mental and physical health in danger. Many of our community see and feel that ‘active healthy living’ is about the mind first, body second. The more confident and stress-free they feel, the more open they’ll be to the increased activity and independence of exploring beyond their comfort zone.

Watch our video and follow the story of 3 Sisters, Layla, Mansoorah and Sameerah, and how they have settled in Liverpool, NSW. Today we follow the sisters on a trip to the Blue Mountains. Listen to their 2 words of advice and know that anything is possible when you begin to explore your new surroundings.

2 Worlds 2 Words Launch Video
During an amazing few hours at Coffee with a Cop, Fairfield, we were able to capture some amazing words from the attendees.
2 Worlds 2 Words Healthy Active Ageing
The cast at Miss Saigon sharing their #2worlds2words in 2017. What are your 2 words of inspiration to our migrant and refugee community? #wsmrc​ #refugee​
2 Worlds 2 Words: Domestic Violence
In support of White Ribbon, our staff and community shared their 2 Words of hope and inspiration to stand up against domestic violence. Many of our staff took the White Ribbon Oath, pledging to stand up, speak out and act to prevent men’s violence against women.
2 Worlds 2 Words Youth summit
From the consultation, the local Iraqi young people showed a strong passion and were deeply invested in the protests in Iraq. However, they did not have a clear away of expressing themselves collectively. They wished to find ways to create positive support and to overcome feelings of uselessness.
Keep Learning
“Keep learning” are two words of advice and encouragement, shared by refugees like yourself, who are making a new home in Australia. Hopefully, these words will offer some guidance and inspiration to help you live a happier and healthier life. Welcome to 2 Worlds 2 Words.
See More
'See More' are two words of advice and encouragement, shared by refugees like yourself, who are making a new home in Australia. Hopefully, these words will offer some guidance and inspiration to help you live a happier and healthier life. Welcome to 2 Worlds 2 Words.
Keep Healthy
“Keep Healthy” are two words of advice and encouragement, shared by refugees like yourself, who are making a new home in Australia. Hopefully, these words will offer some guidance and inspiration to help you live a happier and healthier life. Welcome to 2 Worlds 2 Words.
Be Yourself
“Be yourself” are two words of advice and encouragement, shared by refugees like yourself, who are making a new home in Australia. Hopefully, these words will offer some guidance and inspiration to help you live a happier and healthier life. Welcome to 2 Worlds 2 Words.
Stay Active
“Stay Active” are two words of advice and encouragement, shared by refugees like yourself, who are making a new home in Australia. Hopefully, these words will offer some guidance and inspiration to help you live a happier and healthier life. Welcome to 2 Worlds 2 Words.
Be Independent
“Be Independent” are two words of advice and encouragement, shared by refugees like yourself, who are making a new home in Australia. Hopefully, these words will offer some guidance and inspiration to help you live a happier and healthier life. Welcome to 2 Worlds 2 Words.

Stay Safe

At our recent Coffee with a Cop attendance in Luddenham, put on by Gemma’s Cafe we talked to the community about CyberSafety.

“Stay CyberSafe” are two words of advice shared by our Police and organisations to help keep you safe online here in Australia. Hopefully, these words will offer some guidance and inspiration to help you live a happier and healthier life. Download our brochures in English and Arabic on tips to staying CyberSafe.

Speak Up

Domestic Violence is against the law in Australia. Domestic Violence creates an unhealthy environment for all those involved.

For children at home, this can have a negative impact on their wellbeing, physically, mentally and emotionally. Building up the courage to speak out can be difficult and frightening, but it is important that you do so. Staying silent will only allow the situation to continue and possibly get worse. As a community, we must speak out against Domestic Violence. Download our brochures in English and Arabic.

Stay CyberSafe
“Stay CyberSafe” are two words of advice shared by our Police and organisations to help keep you safe online here in Australia. Hopefully, these words will offer some guidance and inspiration to help you live a happier and safer life.
Stay CyberSafe - Arabic
“Stay CyberSafe” are two words of advice shared by our Police and organisations to help keep you safe online here in Australia. Hopefully, these words will offer some guidance and inspiration to help you live a happier and safer life.
Speak Out - Arabic
“Speak out” are two words of advice and encouragement, shared by Nadia from the team at Western Sydney MRC. Hopefully, these words will offer some guidance and inspiration to help you live a safer life.
Speak Out
“Speak out” are two words of advice and encouragement, shared by Nadia from the team at Western Sydney MRC. Hopefully, these words will offer some guidance and inspiration to help you live a safer life.

Launch Video

We would like to thank the following organisations and individuals who made this production possible: Grant Foster and the team at Ward 6, The Liveable Communities Grants Team, Department of Family and Community Services, Michael Corridore and Photoplay Photography, The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI), Fairfield City Council, Fairfield Commander Superintendent Peter Lennon and the Fairfield Police Station, Youth Off the Streets and Sam Bourka, NSW Department of Justice.

Health Active Ageing

We would like to thank the following organisations and individuals who made this production possible: Layla, Mansoorah and Sameerah Al-Jazani, Firas Bahram and staff at Iraqi Bakery, Vince Scarona and staff at the memorial Fruit Market, Alex Hadi and family at Northumberland Supermarket, The Liveable Communities Grants Team, Department of Family and Community Services, Michael Corridore and Photoplay Photography, The Front, Fanatic Films, Sandcastle Studios, The team at Ward 6, Translators Sarah Elfoul, Ayman Alhaboub and Elham Mandawee, Kaine Reinking and the team at PCYC Liverpool, The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI), Liverpool City Council and Blue Mountains City Council.

Location
108 Moore Street, Liverpool NSW 2170
Phone
+ 61 2 8778 1200
Contact
info@wsmrc.org.au
Please note we may take up to 2 days to respond.

Sing and Grow

Sing & Grow is a music therapy program providing services for children aged 1-6 years old and their families. Our programs focus on strengthening family relationships, supporting parents to understand their children’s development, and encouraging learning through music and sharing traditional and non-traditional children’s songs.

Healthy Relationships support

At Western Sydney Migrant Resource Centre, we have a range of services that can help in strengthening your relationship across several areas including support for victims of family and domestic violence. Our family support team can help you recentre your approach and guide you on a path to healthy and balanced relationship goals. From the nuclear family unit to the intergenerational home, every situation has a unique set of
circumstances that require a balanced and supported approach.

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