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Opening doors to spiritual experience - save the date for upcoming Forum

The VTMH - Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Victorian Transcultural Mental Health, together with Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Spiritual Health Victoria and St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne are proud to announce the following Forum event: "Opening doors to spiritual experience: Exploring practices that enrich personal recovery" Wednesday 6th September, 2017 Mental health practitioners, consumers an read more...

Community Capacity Building Projects: Small Grants Available – Apply in July

The VTMH - Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Improving the mental health and well-being of immigrant and refugee background communities by building capacity. The Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council (VMIAC), and Tandem would like to announce that funding from the Department of Health and Human Services is available for organisations and small groups in culturally and linguistically diverse communities for work relating to men read more...

“Hearing directly from young people” – Recapping the “Let’s Talk” Youth Forum

The VTMH - Thursday, June 01, 2017
In March this year, more than 120 people from across youth health and wellbeing services gathered together to explore the social and emotional health and wellbeing of young people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and young people from culturally, linguistically and spiritually diverse communities. The forum was a collaboration between Centre for Multicultural Yo read more...

Chasing Asylum: A film screening

The VTMH - Tuesday, May 30, 2017
VTMH provided the mental health workforce with an opportunity to participate in a screening of the film, Chasing Asylum. The Australian documentary film by Academy Award winner, Eva Ormer aims to raise awareness of the resettlement conditions and lived experience of asylum seekers and refugees held in off-shore detention centres. Chasing Asylum was presented at the Chamberlain Thea read more...

Secondary consultations in a transcultural context

The VTMH - Tuesday, May 30, 2017
VTMH has collated a series of secondary consultations, conducted over several years, into a recently published casebook, Providing secondary consultation in a transcultural context: A Reflection on a collection of clinical consultations. This hard copy resource is for mental health practitioners interested in using a cultural formulation to better understand a mental health consumer&rsquo read more...

Working with interpreters – New online resource

The VTMH - Wednesday, April 26, 2017
A new and free online learning resource, "Working with interpreters", is now available for practitioners working in a range of mental health settings. Start exploring the new resource today by visiting Learn Online (http://www.vtmh.org.au/education-and-training/learnonline). read more...

VTMH and the Victorian Learning Clusters – working together in 2017

The VTMH - Friday, February 10, 2017
VTMH is joining forces with the Victorian Learning Clusters to deliver introductory cultural responsiveness workshops for the mental health service workforce. "Cultural Responsiveness: Introduction to Principles and Practices" is being offered seven times in 2017 via the North East Cluster (NEVIL), the Southern Cluster (LAMPS), and the Western Cluster Training Calendars. Down read more...

New VTMH Evaluation Report

The VTMH - Monday, February 06, 2017
Read our new report, a comprehensive evaluation of VTMH programs and services. (http://www.vtmh.org.au/_literature_203790/Evaluation_Report_2016) Conducted over a three year period, the evaluation reflects the commitment of VTMH and partner organisations to implementing mental health policies, listening to multiple  read more...