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Sharing Minds Forum - community capacity building

The VTMH - Monday, July 23, 2018
Tandem and VMIAC are hosting a Forum next month, at the midway point of the Victorian Government Small Grants Program, 'Improving the mental health and well-being of immigrant and refugee background communities by building capacity'. Representatives from thirteen projects will discuss their work and outcomes. VTMH is supporting this year-long program of work by conducting an evaluation and read more...

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...

Cultural diversity & assessment – New online resource now available

The VTMH - Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Cultural diversity and assessment: a resource for mental health practitioners (http://www.vtmh-culturalassessmentformulation.online/) is now available. This new resource is designed to assist mental health practitioners to focus on cultural aspects of mental health and well-being in assessment. (http://www.vtmh-culturalassessmentformulation.online/)The resource is divided into fo read more...

Register for a new VTMH Workshop

The VTMH - Monday, July 02, 2018
VTMH offers workshops to Victoria’s public mental health services via collaboration with the Victorian Learning & Development Clusters. This year, two new workshops are being offered as part the cluster training calendars. These are designed for individuals who have previously attended VTMH introductory training and would like to deepen their understanding and skills f read more...

Building networks in Latrobe Valley

The VTMH - Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Over the last 12 months, VTMH has been involved in a number of activities aimed at supporting local efforts to the enhance cultural responsiveness of service providers and increase awareness of VTMH services in the Latrobe Valley region. Activities held to date include a workshop via the Southern Cluster Training Calendar (LAMPS) on cultural responsiveness; a presentatio read more...

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 P 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...