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VTMH has two online learning resources for the mental health workforce. Working with Interpreters became available in April 2017, and Orientation to Cultural Responsiveness has been available since late 2015.    

Their flexible design allows learners to enter and exit the resources as they wish. The programs can be completed in one session or over the course of a few days/weeks, and individual topics can be explored when needed.   

Open the resources by clicking on the images below. They are best viewed in the most current version of Internet Explorer (please note that some videos may not load correctly in Google Chrome).

Working with interpreters  

For practitioners in a range of mental health settings, this online learning resource aims to promote and enhance their work with interpreters. 

Divided into three sections, ‘Orientate’, ‘Practice’ and ‘Steps’ -
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.                           

VTMH reviewed and revised Working Effectively with Interpreters in Mental Health Settings, developed in 2006, to create this new resource.   
Uploaded April 10th, 2017

Orientation to cultural responsiveness  

Designed to orientate program leaders and practitioners to cultural diversity and introduce key concepts and issues.  

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: If you are participating in a Cultural Diversity Dialogues and Practices workshop with VTMH, please review this prerequisite resource prior to attending the workshop.  

Uploaded March 17th, 2015

There are many other ways to learn with VTMH, including seminars, forums, workshops and reflective learning sessions.