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“Telling stories and Shifting Contexts”: Inaugural CPH Oration Evening

The VTMH - Thursday, November 02, 2017
The contributions of state-wide Cultural Portfolio Holder Network members were celebrated at the Inaugural State-wide Cultural Portfolio Holder Oration Evening on Thursday 10th October 2017. The event was held at the Melbourne Museum and commenced with a beautiful traditional Sri Lankan dance performed by the Sri Lankan Dance Academy of Victoria, to welcome guests to the venue. T read more...

ABC interviews VTMH during Mental Health Week

The VTMH - Wednesday, October 11, 2017
The VTMH team was part of an ABC news story for Mental Health Week, along with a carer and a consumer. Read the digital article by Kim Jirik. Culturally diverse trailblazers fight to improve the mental health of vulnerable Australians (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-10/culturally-diverse-trailblazers-improving-mental-health/9034756)  read more...

Doing diversity work: Victorian Cultural Portfolio Holders at TheMHS

The VTMH - Monday, October 02, 2017
This year's TheMHS conference, held in Sydney, featured two presentations on the work of cultural portfolio holders (CPH) in Victoria. The Mental Health Services Conference, or TheMHS as it is better known, is an international event held in various parts of Australia or New Zealand, drawing participants from broad geographic origins. Consumers, carers, the read more...

'Opening doors to spiritual experience' - Recapping the forum

The VTMH - Monday, October 02, 2017
On September the 6th, 60 people came together to explore practices to enrich recovery by engaging with the spiritual experiences of the consumers and carers whom we support. The forum for practitioners working with people experiencing mental health or emotional issues, including consumer and carer peer workers, was presented by Victorian Transcultural Mental Health read more...

Statement of Support for LGBTI People of Faith

The VTMH - Thursday, August 31, 2017
On 17th August 2017 the Community Resilience and Social Cohesion Branch, Department of Premier and Cabinet convened the Victorian Government Forum on LGBTI Inclusion in Faith Communities. Over 100 individuals, service providers and faith leaders came together to reflect on the role that faith and community leaders can play in fostering inclusive environments for LGBTI people. T 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...