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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...

Mental Health Week training in Canberra

The VTMH - Friday, November 25, 2016
Shehani De Silva and Sue Drummond travelled to Canberra during Mental Health week to deliver training for a group of mental health practitioners and interpreters around working together in mental health settings. The training served the dual purpose of allowing mental health practitioners and interpreters to network and discuss strategies to improve working together, as well as receiving trai read more...

International Conference on Trauma and Mental Health 2017

The VTMH - Tuesday, September 06, 2016
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Global Ideas Forum

The VTMH - Monday, September 05, 2016
Two of our VTMH colleagues Silvana Izzo and Radhika Santhanam-Martin offered a workshop this Saturday, 3rd September at the Global Ideas Forum 2016, where 50 people attended. The topic was 'How do build community mental health in communities taking an 'intersectionality' lens? Click on the link for further details on the Forum: http://globalideas.org.au/  read more...

Teaching at Annual McGill Summer Program in Social and Cultural Psychiatry

The VTMH - Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Dr Radhika Santhanam-Martin has just returned from the 22nd Annual McGill Summer Program in Social and Cultural Psychiatry. The summer school was established by Professors Laurence Kirmayer, Cecile Rousseau and Jaswant Guzder, from the Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Radhika spent the month of May as a guest of the faculty, co-teaching a  read more...

Balancing the Risks

The VTMH - Wednesday, July 13, 2016
VTMH held its first forum for 2016, on 23rd June, The Challenge of Balancing Risk in Mental Health: Legislation, Recovery and Cultural Diversity. Victoria’s rapidly changing service landscape presents many challenges for practitioners, the peer workforce and our diverse community. Practitioners are working with the new Mental Health Act, within restructur read more...