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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...

Victorian Cultural Portfolio Holder Program at TheMHS 2018

The VTMH - Thursday, September 27, 2018
The Victorian Cultural Portfolio Holder (CPH) Program, facilitated by VTMH, featured at this year's The Mental Health Services (TheMHS) Conference in Adelaide on Thursday August 30th 2018. The theme for this year’s conference was ‘Hear the whisper, not the roar: Reform, reflect and review’. Kimberley Wriedt and Shehani De Silva from VTMH gave a 20 minute pres read more...

Snapshots of VTMH Seminar Sessions in 2018

The VTMH - Monday, July 23, 2018
The VTMH Seminar Series presents speakers on a range of mental health and diversity themes. These one hour sessions are held once a month from March to November each year. They are free and will interest people working in a range of sectors. Snapshot of sessions so far We started the year with Dr Jim Hlavac (http://www.vtmh.org.au/calendar/seminar-vtmh-march-seminar) of Monash Uni read more...