BRACCA MIND is a Program that provides easy access to Mental Health Care for the Portuguese-speaking community 

BRACCA MIND is a non-for-profit program that provides easy access to Mental Health care for the Portuguese-speaking community (Portuguese, Brazilians, East Timorense, Angolan, Cape Verdean, Mozambican, Macaense, Goan and more).

Developed and run by volunteers of the Brazilian Community Council of Australia – Aka BRACCA,

BRACCA MIND was developed due the high demand of people from diverse background suffering from mental disability. specifically young immigrants and international students living in Australia.

In the past months we have been watching some terrifying events affecting members of our communities, such as abuses, suicides, and a huge wave of people suffering from psychological disorders. Based on these events, BRACCA, as the official and recognized representation of the Brazilian community in Australia have taken the lead to bring our society together to fight for these causes.

The Program is divided into Four Stages


Understanding the proportion of the current Mental Health scenario of our community through comprehensive research.



With the information gathered, the emergency stage aims to support people in high risk and

provide free treatment.

Prevention Activities

Prevention Activities is a fun and creative way to create awareness and ignites the discussion about mental health.

Final Stage

The aim of BRACCA MIND is to bring awareness to the government and society about Mental health issues among communities with Culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds




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helpline in Portuguese available soon.

You Can Help Us!

Donate Now

and Help BRACCA to Maintain the Program 

We need you

We know that is impossible to achieve the desired result if we don’t work together, the help of some important channels of our society, such as NFP institutions, Religious groups, Government, schools and Agencies are extremely important to effectively make some changes in this terrifying scenario. 

However, BRACCA MIND is a non-for-profit Program and doesn't receive any fund from any institution or government, We are volunteers that understand that we all need help and we all can help. 

We are now at the second stage of the program and we need to join strength to help all these people needing mental care. We have more than 200 people in line waiting to be reached for the Second stage of the program, People in stage of risk needing emergency help.

Right now, we are counting with the kind support of Psychologists of BPsych that voluntarily are seeing dozens of people every month, but the program goes beyond only Psychological Consultation, many vital activities are part of the Project such as, specific support for LGBTQ+ Community, Group Meetings, Small events to bring BRACCA MIND users together socializing, printed materials to be delivered in Schools, Churches, Social events and a Series of Videos to spread the word about mental health.


Help us to execute all these activities for the sake of these peoples mental health.  







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WinnER of 2018 gala dinner & awards

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Our President, Cherich Dorattioti and Marcelo Andrade, BRACCA's secretary were at SBS Radio Sunday - 07/10/2018 with Beatriz Wagner.
Entenda como Funciona o Programa BRACCA MIND