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Spirituality & Diversity Discussion Group 2019

The VTMH - Wednesday, December 04, 2019
Together with our partner Spiritual Health Association, we co-facilitated a series of reflective sessions for mental health practitioners. The aim of these sessions was to explore and discuss the challenges they encounter when spirituality or religion come up in their practice with consumers. This project was developed as a result of feedback from a joint forum held by VTMH and Spiritual read more...

Improving your work with interpreters - New resource now available

The VTMH - Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Mental health practitioners now have a new suite of resources to support their work with interpreters. (https://svha-1.wistia.com/medias/fng8luf0wb?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640) It's the outcome of a two-year project conducted in three phases, including consultation with interpreters, mental health practitioners and senior managers, consumer and carers, conso read more...

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
Between March and November 2019, VTMH held our monthly seminar series with over 330 attending. 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 Su 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 Terms of Reference submission to Royal Commission into Mental Health System '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 Victoria's Mental Health System. 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 th 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...