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Culturally responsive AOD practice

The VTMH - Monday, March 26, 2018
We've been working with VAADA, the peak body representing Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) services in Victoria, and led some sessions at their Inaugural Culturally and Linguistically Diverse AOD Forum on the 20th of February 2018, part of a population initiative of the North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network (PHN). VTMH's ongoing collaboration with North Western Melbourne read more...

Intersect Project

The VTMH - Wednesday, November 15, 2017
LGBTIQ+, multifaith and multicultural identity, an intersectional approach Victorian Transcultural Mental Health (VTMH) and GLHV have entered into a 2 year partnership to support the health and wellbeing of people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) in multicultural and multifaith communities. The partnership has been devel 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...

'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...

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...