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November 19, 2020

Exploring intersectionality

Thinkers, practitioners, storytellers and researchers from across Australia got together in September to talk about how to apply an intersectional lens. Silvana Izzo from VTMH joined this inaugural session, initiated by Professor Olena Hankivsky, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne.  Professor Hankivsky, respected expert in intersectionality, is Chair of Women’s Health and Director of… Read more »

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November 9, 2020

Partnering to build organisational capacity in cultural responsiveness: A recent report

We’ve prepared this report to contribute to knowledge on implementing strategies to build organisational cultural responsiveness, and how organisations might collaborate with Victorian Transcultural Mental Health (VTMH) to do so.

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October 12, 2020

Did you catch our September webinar, ‘Community voices: Cultural safety in the times of COVID-19?’

The pandemic has cast a light on the many unaddressed systemic issues affecting for communities living in public housing in inner city Melbourne. This session discussed the mental health implications, innovative community-led responses and the kinds of action government and services still need to take, with communities as partners. The webinar featured respected therapists, community volunteers and… Read more »

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August 10, 2020

Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System – Transcultural perspectives

We responded to the Royal Commission’s request to facilitate a roundtable session focused on the mental health issues affecting diverse communities across Victoria.