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December 21, 2021

Mental Health & Cultural Diversity Community of Practice

For the last two years, VTMH has been facilitating the Mental Health and Cultural Diversity Community of Practice (MHCD CoP). MHCD CoP supports a community of professionals to have conversations about cultural diversity and mental health, and to share the successes and challenges they face when putting their learning into practice. The group met 5… Read more »

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December 21, 2021

New Community Engagement Resource project

VTMH is embarking on a project, with the guidance of community members and clinical practitioners, to develop a suite of resources to support the mental health workforce. The focus of the project is to strengthen the skills, knowledge and practices of the workforce in order for them to engage with diverse communities. A secondary aim… Read more »

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December 21, 2021

VTMH’s ongoing input into mental health reform

VTMH continues its strong commitment to join efforts with the Department of Health (DoH), mental health, community and academic sectors at the micro (teams), meso (organisations) and macro (mental health system) levels to support culturally responsive mental health reform. This is linked to our vision of a mental health system ‘where no one is left behind’, which implies that systemic barriers need to be addressed for… Read more »

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August 31, 2021

A new Mental Health and Wellbeing Act for Victoria

The Victoria State Government asked for public feedback ahead of preparing the Mental Health and Wellbeing Act. A new Act was a key Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System recommendation. Public engagement regarding the new Act opened in mid-June and closed on 1 August. VTMH provided a written submission in July. We also hosted… Read more »