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Partnering with North Western Melbourne Primary Healthcare Network

The VTMH - Wednesday, July 04, 2018
VTMH has been working closely with North Western Melbourne Primary Healthcare Network (NWMPHN) this year. VTMH is proud to be supporting The Network's aim to provide culturally responsive care for vulnerable and underserved populations in Victoria. NWMPHN is working to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of health services, and ensure they are accessible to all community membe 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...

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...

Cultural characteristics of mental health service users

The VTMH - Monday, June 20, 2016
The whole Australian population is culturally and linguistically diverse with characteristics varying amongst the population. People may face language and cultural barriers when accessing mental health care. Cultural beliefs about what constitutes mental illness and how to respond to it can affect how people explain symptoms, seek help, and access health services. ABS has released an anal read more...

Special Seminar with Dr Yusuf Sheikh Omar

The VTMH - Friday, May 06, 2016
On Monday 18th April, Dr Yusuf Omar presented a seminar at VTMH on Horn of Africa Muslim men and their experiences and understanding of mental health and how they utilized traditional as well as mainstream services. From his qualitative research involving young and elder participants, Dr Omar identified that immigration and settlement-linked stressors such as unemployment, racism, gende read more...