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About Victorian Transcultural Mental Health

Victorian Transcultural Mental Health (VTMH) is a state-wide unit, funded by the Mental Health, Drugs and Regions Division of the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, and administered by St Vincent's Hospital. VTMH works with you to integrate skills and practices to address inequality in mental health service provision

As a non-clinical unit with a primary focus on service development and mental health systems improvement, we assist you to implement key national and state mental health diversity policies and priorities.  

We are proud to be involved in a variety of innovative projects and activities, including participation in advisory committees; delivery of culturally responsive training workshops; resource production; coordination of special interest groups; research activities; and consultation and capacity building partnerships with specialist mental health service networks.

VTMH is a consortium member of the Mental Health in Multicultural Australia  (MHiMA) national project.


Programs and Services

You can seek support from VTMH to address social inequality in mental health service provision in a variety of ways.

Read more about engagment opportunities through VTMH  


Our Values and Aims

We are committed to working in partnership with specialist mental health services and community organisations to promote Human Rights, Equity, Inclusiveness, Diversity, Acceptance and Flexibility.

Read more about our values and aims


Team Profile

VTMH consists of five full-time and seven part-time team members from a range of multidisciplinary backgrounds.

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Originally established as the Victorian Transcultural Psychiatry Unit (VTPU) in 1989 within the Office of Psychiatric Services, State Government of Victoria as a small clinical service, VTMH has evolved in relation to the changing the mental health sector and Victoria's changing and diverse population.

Read more about how VTMH has evolved.