Workshops

Our workshops encourage practitioners to explore a range of key practice areas that support culturally safe and responsive service delivery. 

All workshops are interactive and designed to promote reflection and knowledge development. Sessions:

  • are small (up to 25 participants)
  • cover both introductory and advanced topics
  • are offered via our state-wide events calendar and in-service for partner services.

We also collaborate with the Centre for Mental Health Learning (CMHL) to offer free workshops to Victorian public mental health services. Visit cmhl.org.au for more information and events.

Workshops are suitable for practitioners working in publicly funded mental health programs across Victoria, including staff in acute settings within clinical and community mental health settings, as well as people working within mental health programs in community services.

We release new dates and topics throughout the year. Workshop registrations are essential.

Topics we offer

Foundations of Culturally Responsive Practice

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 are encouraged to reflect on their own cultural values, beliefs and models in delivering recovery focused interventions, and explore the relationship between policy, human rights legislation, and the manner in which we provide respectful person-centred care.

Community Development in Mental Health Practice

This workshop is designed to introduce mental health practitioners to community development principles and practices in mental health service delivery and recovery care.

Approaching Work with Interpreters in a Mental Health Setting

This workshop is designed for all practitioners engaging with interpreters, or who are new to working with interpreters.

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.