What is Shapes and Sounds?
We're a social enterprise that destigmatises mental health for Asian communities.
Here, you'll find mental health programs and resources that are specifically designed by and for people of Asian and Asian diaspora identities.
Whether you're brand new to the idea of therapy, or you're seeking something more to facilitate deeper growth, we're here to help you at every point in your mental health journey.
Meet our team
We're a team led by culturally-responsive and trauma-informed mental health practitioners and combined, we have over 30+ years' experience working across a broad range of mental health settings.
We step into the privilege of our qualifications and experience to work towards improving the mental health of people of Asian identities.
We learn, we take action, we reflect and we repeat, so that we can inspire change within ourselves and our community.
We celebrate the fact that we're a bunch of imperfectly perfect humans, working to support other imperfectly perfect humans.
We use technology to make mental health accessible, but behind every screen or email, is just a mere human reaching out to connect with you.
We know that a safer, kinder and more equitable future exists and we hold onto this vision with deep conviction.
When we lose hope, we know that we're tired so we rest and care for ourselves until we feel that sense of hope emerge again.
Improving your mental health is a non-linear journey, and whether you’re brand new to the idea of therapy or you’re now seeking something more to facilitate deeper change within, we’re here to help.
Below, you'll find our three step approach to help you improve your mental health. Know that it's common to move and weave across all three steps at different times in your life.
You’ll see that we have resources and programs to support you at every step - what would be of most help to you right now?
1. Get to therapy
2. Connect with community
3. Be creative
💡We created our "Essential Guide for Asian Australian Mental Health" based on our work with hundreds of Asian Australians during Covid-19 lockdowns.
Download our guide and learn about the three most pertinent areas of concern for the Asian community, with tips and strategies to support you through.Download the Guide