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Training through the Victorian Learning Clusters

VTMH is once again joining forces with the Victorian Learning Clusters to deliver cultural responsiveness workshops for the mental health service workforce in 2018.

In addition to the popular introductory workshop, 'Cultural responsiveness: Introduction to principles and practices', we are offering two new workshops. These are designed for individuals who have previously attended VTMH introductory training and would like to deepen their understanding and skills for everyday practice.

2018 VTMH workshop schedule now available. Download here

For full workshop descriptions, visit the VTMH Training and Events Calendar




Workshop Type


Cultural responsiveness:
Introduction to principles and practices            


This workshop introduces participants to principles that inform culturally safe practice, while encouraging the exploration of practical skills to enhance diversity responsive mental health practice. Participants will be encouraged to reflect on their own cultural values, beliefs and models in delivering recovery focused interventions.

Introductory workshop
Pre-requisite: No pre-requisite required, however reviewing the VTMH Orientation to Cultural Responsiveness online resource prior to this workshop is encouraged. More information on online learning.          

Recovery and diversity: Approaches to cultural assessment and supporting personal recovery


This workshop uses a diversity lens to explore contemporary approaches to recovery-oriented practice in mental health settings, including working with individuals and families in their social and cultural context, and integrating social and cultural concerns into personal assessments and recovery plans.

Applied skills and knowledge workshop

Pre-requisite: previously attended a VTMH introductory training workshop, e.g. Cultural responsiveness: Introduction to principles and practice

Working with interpreters and engaging with language and culture in a mental health setting

This workshop is designed for all practitioners engaging with interpreters in transcultural situations, and will consider the applicability of cultural safety and cultural humility in interpreted encounters, explore the role of the interpreter and the practitioner and discuss engagement strategies prior to, during and after the interpreted encounter.

Applied skills and knowledge workshop
Pre-requisite: previously attended a VTMH introductory training, e.g. Cultural responsiveness: Introduction to principles and practice


VTMH also offers other education events, including forums and free monthly seminars, open access online resources, as well as sessions tailored for organisational partners.

Explore the range of education and professional development opportunities that VTMH has to offer here.

For other education and training requests, contact us at VTMH@svha.org.au