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Forum puts 'community' at the centre of mental health practice

The VTMH - Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Together with our event partner North Western Melbourne PHN, we held our 2019 Forum, Doing it differently: Putting 'community' at the centre of mental health practice, on Thursday 1st August at the Global Learning Centre in Broadmeadows. This year’s theme focused on making visible innovative approaches to support mental health, designed by community leaders, and by community healt read more...

VTMH Seminar Series in 2019

The VTMH - Friday, July 12, 2019
So far in 2019, over 160 people have attended our March to June seminars and we have received wonderful feedback on the diverse and interesting topics presented on. We have heard about: - Intentional Peer Support - a snapshot of the key principles - The new LGBTIQ Intersect resource - The Post-Settlement Lives of South Sudanese Australian  read more...

VTMH cultural diversity workshops for mental health practitioners in 2019.

The VTMH - Wednesday, April 03, 2019
People tell us our workshops change the way they think and enhance their practice. Participants in 'Cultural Responsiveness: Introduction Principles and Practices' 2019 workshops have valued: ‘new theories and ways of working’, ‘alternative approaches’, ‘updated research and knowledge’ and read more...

VTMH contributes submission to Royal Commission into Mental Health's Terms of Reference

The VTMH - Tuesday, February 05, 2019
The Andrews Government is inviting Victorians to provide input into the first ever Royal Commission into Mental Health. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley said it was important to hear what every day Victorians had to say about what topics should be covered by the Royal Commission, to ensure future changes to the mental health system directly reflect what they want and need.  read more...

LGBTIQ Intersect website now live!

The VTMH - Thursday, January 17, 2019
We've just concluded a two-year partnership with GLHV that was supported by a Community Harmony Grant from the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Social Cohesion. VTMH led the co-design and co-production of the LGBTI Intersect (http://www.lgbtiqintersect.org.au) website. This new resource, for community members and practitioners, explores key concepts, offers learning modules, and stori read more...

Seminar Series for 2018 - a look back

The VTMH - Friday, December 14, 2018
The VTMH Monthly Seminar Series for 2018 ran from March to November with a wide range of speakers who spoke on topics including asylum seekers and refugees, the impact of gambling on the community, bicultural practitioners, structurally marginalised communities, fighting the rise of racism, complex trauma and family and domestic violence. The seminar series this year was well attended with ov read more...

Highlights from the Cultural Portfolio Holder Network Oration Evening

The VTMH - Wednesday, December 05, 2018
For a second year, the contributions of the Victorian Cultural Portfolio Holder Network members were celebrated at the Victorian Cultural Portfolio Holder Network Oration Evening. Cultural Portfolio Holders came together on Thursday 15th November to network, reflect and celebrate their achievements over the last 12 months. The evening was held at read more...

Vocation Works Forum

The VTMH - Monday, October 22, 2018
On Thursday October 11th 2018, VTMH hosted a Forum entitled: “Vocation Works! Diverse Voices on Vocational Rehabilitation.” During mental health week, nearly 100 people came together to raise awareness and discuss the relationship between recovery and vocation and the importance of considering diversity in this context. We heard from a broad range of perspectiv read more...