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Evan

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Evan 'has always wanted help other people', says his wife, Tammy. ‘And this is what he's doing now – he touches many lives.’Evan's job is to help give a voice to people with mental illness who come from non-English-speaking backgrounds.

His formal title is 'Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Mental Health Consumer Advocate'. He and five colleagues, whom he mentors, talk to people affected by mental illness in ethnic communities about their experience and how they can be helped better.

They also give talks to local social and sporting groups to raise awareness of mental health issues.Evan was born in Egypt. The family migrated to Australia when Evan was six and he grew up speaking Arabic and Greek (his mother's tongue) as well as English.

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