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

Start: 2019-02-26

End: 2019-02-26


Cultural responsiveness - Introduction to principles and practices

Date:  Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Location: Bairnsdale International, 355 Main St, Bairnsdale 
Time: Registrations from 9:15am, workshop begins at 9:30am and concludes at 4:00pm.

Cost: FREE

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 specialist mental health services including case managers, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and those working in the community managed mental health sector. 

VTMH is joining forces with the Victorian Mental Health Learning and Development Clusters to deliver cultural responsiveness workshops for the mental health service workforce. This workshop is offered via the
 Southern ClusterIndividuals working in Victorian Mental Health Services and eligible to attend professional development as part of the North East Cluster (NEVIL), the Southern Cluster (LAMPS), and Western Cluster, are invited to register.

If you are unsure whether you are eligible to attend training through the Southern Cluster, please visit the Southern Cluster home page for more information.

VTMH still offers other education opportunities, including free monthly seminars, forums, online resources, as well as education opportunities provided through organisational partnerships. Explore the range of education and training opportunities at VTMH here