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Workshop: Cultural responsiveness- Introduction to principles and practices (Fitzroy)

Start: 2019-11-18

End: 2019-11-18

Cultural responsiveness - Introduction to principles and practices

Date:  Monday, 18 November 2019
Location: VTMH Conference Room
St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne
Bolte Wing
Level 1, 14 Nicholson Street
Time: Registrations from 9:15am, workshop begins at 9:30am and concludes at 4:00pm.

Cost: FREE

Morning tea & lunch will be provided. 

Getting there: There is metered 2 and 4 hour street parking available around the hospital, as well as parking at Melbourne Museum (early bird parking prior to 9am is $12 for the day, prior to 9.30am is $17 for the day). Parliament Station is a 5 minute walk from the building. 

About the workshop:

This workshop introduces participants to principles that inform cultural responsiveness, and encourages exploration of practical skills to enhance diversity responsive mental health practice.  Participants will be encouraged to reflect on their own cultural values, beliefs and models in delivering recovery focussed interventions, and explore the relationship between policy, human rights legislation, and the manner in which we provide respectful person-centred care.

In this workshop, participants will explore:

  • Key issues in cultural diversity, and the role of culture in mental health service delivery
  • Practical skills to employ in delivering diversity responsive mental health interventions, including working with interpreters and approaches to assessment and recovery, community engagement and service development.
  • The social determinants of health, ethnicity, cultural humility, cultural safety diversity and intersectional approaches
  • Key government policies and human rights legislation in relation to culturally diverse practice
  • The importance of reflective practice in creating culturally safe spaces
Who is the workshop intended for? 

All mental health practitioners working in Victoria's public mental health services including case managers, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and those working in the community managed mental health sector.