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Orientation to cultural responsiveness
(Available since 2015)
A handy resource when implementing diversity plans, it also includes information about VTMH and other services. Mental health service providers and a range of diversity organisations were consulted in design development.
*Please note: Some VTMH workshops ask that you review this resource prior to attending.
||Cultural diversity & assessment
Designed to assist mental health practitioners to focus on cultural aspects of mental health and well-being in assessment. Divided into four sections, 'Culture', 'Interview', 'Key concepts' and 'Expanding practice', it introduces concepts and tools that can help clarify the role culture plays in mental health settings; offers questions adapted from the Cultural Formulation Interview (CFI); and encourages practitioners to reflect on cultural aspects of mental health; and provides links to more information.
|Working with interpreters
Divided into Four sections, ‘Orientate’, ‘Practice’, ‘Steps’ and 'Further Resources', this module gives an overview of roles, policy and accreditation standards; practice implications for the client, family, practitioner, and interpreter; and a step-by-step guide to the process from booking an interpreter to debriefing after the session. The module is based on, and incorporates, some of the materials from the Approaching Work with Interpreters in Mental Health Settings resource developed by VTMH in 2019.
(New in 2019)
A new resource for community members and practitioners that explores the health and wellbeing of people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) in multicultural and multifaith communities. Includes key concepts, learning modules, and stories of lived experience.