Victorian Transcultural Mental Health (VTMH) was formed over 25 years ago as the Victorian Transcultural Psychiatry Unit (VTPU). It has evolved from a small clinical service to become a state-wide provider of organisational development, community engagement, workforce education and support, and research and evaluation. VTMH is funded by the Mental Health, Drugs and Regions Division of the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and administered by St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne.
The unit works with organisations and agencies to strengthen their capacity to address inequity in mental health service provision, with the overarching goal of improving the mental health, social and emotional wellbeing of culturally diverse individuals, families and communities.
VTMH was a also consortium member of the Mental Health in Multicultural Australia (MHiMA) national project until 2015.
Programs and Services
You can seek support from VTMH to address social inequality in mental health service provision in a variety of ways.
Our VisionWe are committed to working in partnership with specialist mental health services and community organisations to promote Human Rights, Equity, Inclusiveness, Diversity, Acceptance and Flexibility.
VTMH consists of five full-time and seven part-time team members from a range of multidisciplinary backgrounds.