Event Category: Workshop

Approaching work with interpreters in mental health settings

About the workshop

This advanced skills workshop is designed for all practitioners currently working with interpreters in mental health settings.

The workshop explores challenges and realities in the interpreting environment and looks at strategies for adapting practice for working with interpreters in a variety of mental health settings.

Participants will receive hard copies of resources developed in the project Approaching work with interpreters in mental health settings (VTMH, 2019), including a Practice Tips Poster and Report.

Please be aware that this is a two-part workshop. To complete the workshop, and to receive hard copy resources, participation at both days is required.

Learning outcomes

  • Explore strategies to apply prior to, during and after an interpreted session
  • Consider key culturally responsive practices and principles, including cultural safety and cultural humility, in the context of working with interpreters.
  • Discuss challenges and realities in the interpreting environment, and strategies for adapting practice with interpreters in a variety of mental health settings

Dates, duration and delivery

This workshop takes a blended learning approach, and has three components. The virtual workshops are conducted over two half days via Zoom and supplemented with self-directed online learning. Participation at both workshops is required. See below for details:

  • Component 1: Workshop: Day 1, Wednesday, 2 November 2022, 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Component 2: Self-directed online learning module, approximately 2 hours duration. Access will be provided at the end of Day 1.
  • Component 3. Workshop: Day 2, Wednesday, 9 November 2022, 9:30am-12:30pm

Target audience

This workshop will interest staff working in a range of roles across clinical and community mental health services across Victoria. This includes but is not limited to community rehabilitation and recovery workers, lived experience workers, mental health nursing, social work, occupational therapy, psychiatry, and program leaders/project workers.

Eligibility

Please note due to funding arrangements, workshops are currently unavailable to those working solely in private practice/NDIS providers. If you register and it is not clear you are part of the intended audience, we may contact you to confirm your eligibility. We thank you for your understanding.

VTMH workshops are open to staff working in Victoria’s state-funded mental health workforce. This includes public clinical and community mental health services, as well as state-funded mental health programs within community health and social services. 

Registrations

Registrations close Wednesday, 26 October 2022. Registrations are essential.

If you are registering as part of a team, we ask that you please keep it to 2-3 attendees per team given the limited number of spaces available. Please note: Each individual attendee needs to register themselves.

Cancellation policy

We know circumstances change, however if you register for a workshop and are unable to attend, please contact us as soon as possible at vtmh@svha.org.au to allow us to offer your space to those on our waiting lists.

Whilst we do our very best to deliver our workshops as scheduled, unforeseen circumstances may require us to cancel or postpone events at short notice. 

Please note, Trybooking is no longer supported by Internet Explorer so you will have to use another web browser such as Google Chrome, in order to make your booking.

Foundations of cultural responsiveness for mental health practitioners

About the workshop

This introductory workshop introduces culturally safe and responsive practice and an intersectional understanding of mental health and will assist participants to apply human rights, cultural models of health and wellbeing and participatory frameworks to mental health practice. 

The workshop is designed to stimulate the interest of participants in the range of issues related to transcultural mental health and to complement broader service development initiatives being undertaken by an organisation within our current mental health and wellbeing reform environment.

The workshop will utilise a variety of facilitation modes, grounded in a reflective practice approach, to provide learners with the opportunity to explore the knowledge, skills and attitudes that support culturally safe and responsive, equitable and inclusive mental health care across a variety of service settings and contexts. 

Workshop participants will also be informed of additional VTMH services including advanced skills and training workshops that are also available. 

Learning outcomes

  • Reflect on concepts and frameworks important for culturally safe and responsive care, including human rights, culture, identity, intersectionality, culturally safe and responsive care, and cultural humility.
  • Consider culturally responsive practices including working with interpreters, partnering with communities, reflexivity, explanatory models, social and cultural models of health, cultural assessment and recovery and anti-oppression practices.
  • Consider ways to implement culturally responsive practices at systemic levels and individual levels while being aware of relevant government policy and the mental health reform environment. 

Date, duration and delivery style

This workshop takes a blended learning approach, and has two components. The virtual workshop is conducted via Zoom and supplemented with self-directed online learning. See below for details:

  • Component 1: Completion of an online self-directed introductory module (link emailed once registration completed) prior to attending the online workshop 
  • Component 2: Attendance at the online workshop, conducted via Zoom over 3 hours, held on Tuesday 12th July 2022, 9:30 am-12:30 pm.

Target audience

Participation is open to a range of staff including program leaders and direct-care practitioners, working in mental health and wellbeing services across Victoria. This includes staff in clinical and community mental health services, as well as people working within mental health programs in community health and social services, such as community rehabilitation and recovery workers, lived experience workers, mental health nursing, social work, occupational therapy, psychiatry, and program leaders/project workers and others.

If you are unsure if this workshop might be relevant to your role please feel free to contact us via vtmh@svha.org.au

Eligibility

VTMH workshops are open to staff working in Victoria’s state-funded mental health workforce. This includes public clinical and community mental health services, as well as state-funded mental health programs within community health and social services. 

Please note due to funding arrangements, workshops are currently unavailable to those working solely in private practice/NDIS providers. If you register and it is not clear you are part of the intended audience, we may contact you to confirm your eligibility. We thank you for your understanding.

Registrations

Registrations close Monday, 10 October 2022. Registrations are essential.

If you are registering as part of a team, we ask that you please keep it to 2-3 attendees per team given the limited number of spaces available. Please note: Each individual attendee needs to register themselves.

Cancellation Policy

We know circumstances change, however if you register for a workshop and are unable to attend, please contact us as soon as possible at vtmh@svha.org.au to allow us to offer your space to those on our waiting lists.

Whilst we do our very best to deliver our workshops as scheduled, unforeseen circumstances may require us to cancel or postpone events at short notice. 

Please note, Trybooking is no longer supported by Internet Explorer so you will have to use another web browser such as Google Chrome, in order to make your booking.

Approaching work with interpreters in mental health settings

About the workshop

This advanced skills workshop is designed for all practitioners currently working with interpreters in mental health settings.

The workshop explores challenges and realities in the interpreting environment and looks at strategies for adapting practice for working with interpreters in a variety of mental health settings.

Participants will receive hard copies of resources developed in the project Approaching work with interpreters in mental health settings (VTMH, 2019), including a Practice Tips Poster and Report.

Please be aware that this is a two-part workshop. To complete the workshop, and to receive hard copy resources, participation at both days is required.

Learning outcomes

  • Explore strategies to apply prior to, during and after an interpreted session
  • Consider key culturally responsive practices and principles, including cultural safety and cultural humility, in the context of working with interpreters.
  • Discuss challenges and realities in the interpreting environment, and strategies for adapting practice with interpreters in a variety of mental health settings

Dates, duration and delivery

This workshop takes a blended learning approach, and has three components. The virtual workshops are conducted over two half days via Zoom and supplemented with self-directed online learning. Participation at both workshops is required. See below for details:

  • Component 1: Workshop: Day 1, Tuesday 23rd August, 2022, 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Component 2: Self-directed online learning module, approximately 2 hours duration. Access will be provided at the end of Day 1.
  • Component 3. Workshop: Day 2, Tuesday 30th August, 2022, 9:30am-12:30pm

Target audience

This workshop will interest staff working in a range of roles across clinical and community mental health services across Victoria. This includes but is not limited to community rehabilitation and recovery workers, lived experience workers, mental health nursing, social work, occupational therapy, psychiatry, and program leaders/project workers.

Eligibility

Please note due to funding arrangements, workshops are currently unavailable to those working solely in private practice/NDIS providers. If you register and it is not clear you are part of the intended audience, we may contact you to confirm your eligibility. We thank you for your understanding.

VTMH workshops are open to staff working in Victoria’s state-funded mental health workforce. This includes public clinical and community mental health services, as well as state-funded mental health programs within community health and social services. 

Registrations

Registrations close Tuesday, 9th August, 2022. Registrations are essential.

Cancellation policy

We know circumstances change, however if you register for a workshop and are unable to attend, please contact us as soon as possible at vtmh@svha.org.au to allow us to offer your space to those on our waiting lists.

Whilst we do our very best to deliver our workshops as scheduled, unforeseen circumstances may require us to cancel or postpone events at short notice. 

Please note, Trybooking is no longer supported by Internet Explorer so you will have to use another web browser such as Google Chrome, in order to make your booking.

Foundations of cultural responsiveness for mental health practitioners

About the workshop

This introductory workshop introduces culturally safe and responsive practice and an intersectional understanding of mental health and will assist participants to apply human rights, cultural models of health and wellbeing and participatory frameworks to mental health practice. 

The workshop is designed to stimulate the interest of participants in the range of issues related to transcultural mental health and to complement broader service development initiatives being undertaken by an organisation within our current mental health and wellbeing reform environment.

The workshop will utilise a variety of facilitation modes, grounded in a reflective practice approach, to provide learners with the opportunity to explore the knowledge, skills and attitudes that support culturally safe and responsive, equitable and inclusive mental health care across a variety of service settings and contexts. 

Workshop participants will also be informed of additional VTMH services inclusive of advanced skills and training workshops that are also available. 

Learning outcomes

  • Reflect on concepts and frameworks important for culturally safe and responsive care, including human rights, culture, identity, intersectionality, culturally safe and responsive care, and cultural humility.
  • Learn about culturally responsive practices including working with interpreters, partnering with communities, reflexivity, explanatory models, social and cultural models of health, cultural assessment and recovery and anti-oppression practices.
  • Implement culturally responsive practices at systemic levels and individual levels while being aware of relevant government policy and the mental health reform environment. 

Date, duration and delivery

This workshop takes a blended learning approach, and has two components. The virtual workshop is conducted via Zoom and supplemented with self-directed online learning. See below for details:

  • Component 1: Completion of an online self-directed introductory module (link emailed once registration completed) prior to attending the online workshop 
  • Component 2: Attendance at the online workshop, conducted via Zoom over 3 hours, held on Tuesday 12th July 2022, 9:30 am-12:30 pm.

Target audience

Participation is open to a range of staff including program leaders and direct-care practitioners, working in mental health and wellbeing services across Victoria. This includes staff in clinical and community mental health services, as well as people working within mental health programs in community health and social services, such as community rehabilitation and recovery workers, lived experience workers, mental health nursing, social work, occupational therapy, psychiatry, and program leaders/project workers and others.

If you are unsure if this workshop might be relevant to your role please feel free to contact us via vtmh@svha.org.au

Eligibility

VTMH workshops are open to staff working in Victoria’s state-funded mental health workforce. This includes public clinical and community mental health services, as well as state-funded mental health programs within community health and social services. 

Please note due to funding arrangements, workshops are currently unavailable to those working solely in private practice/NDIS providers. If you register and it is not clear you are part of the intended audience, we may contact you to confirm your eligibility. We thank you for your understanding.

Registrations

Registrations close Tuesday 28th June, 2022. Registrations are essential.

Cancellation Policy

We know circumstances change, however if you register for a workshop and are unable to attend, please contact us as soon as possible at vtmh@svha.org.au to allow us to offer your space to those on our waiting lists.

Whilst we do our very best to deliver our workshops as scheduled, unforeseen circumstances may require us to cancel or postpone events at short notice. 

Please note, Trybooking is no longer supported by Internet Explorer so you will have to use another web browser such as Google Chrome, in order to make your booking.

Recovery and Diversity: Approaches to Cultural Assessment and Supporting Personal Recovery

About the workshop

This two day virtual workshop uses a diversity lens to explore contemporary approaches to recovery-oriented practice in mental health settings. It is designed to stimulate the interest of participants in the range of issues related to transcultural mental health and recovery. Using a variety of facilitation modes, grounded in a reflective practice approach, the workshop provides learners with the opportunity to explore the challenges and realities of working within cultural responsiveness frameworks, including an intersectional lens. The workshop also invites and promotes strategies for adapting practice to be culturally responsive, including being self-reflective, in a variety of mental health settings. Specifically, participants will learn about: 

  • working with individuals and families in their social and cultural context 
  • integrating social and cultural concerns into personal assessments and recovery plans 
  • using aspects of cultural assessment as presented in DSM-5 
  • ensuring the cultural safety of consumers, families and carers when supporting personal recovery 

Learning outcomes

On completion of this workshop participants will be able to: 

  • better appreciate different recovery models, including explanatory models, social and cultural models of health, cultural assessment and recovery. 
  • improve the participants’ abilities to reflect on and work with consumers to integrate social and cultural concerns into personal assessments and recovery plans. 
  • improve familiarity with cultural assessment per DSM-5 as well as other models. 
  • work with consumers, families and carers to improve their sense of cultural safety in their recovery journeys.  

The workshop also encourages future participation in comprehensive cultural responsiveness training and other education opportunities, informs participants about VTMH and its services, and complements broader service development initiatives being undertaken by an organisation.

Dates, time and delivery

This workshop takes a blended learning approach, and has three components. The virtual workshops are conducted over two half days via Zoom and supplemented with self-directed online learning. Participation at both workshops is required. See below for details:

Component 1: Workshop: Day 1, Wednesday 20th July, 9:30am-12:30pm
Component 2: Self-directed online learning module, approximately 2 hours duration. Access will be provided at the end of Day 1.
Component 3. Workshop: Day 2, Wednesday 27th July, 9:30am-12:30pm

Target audience

Participation is open to a range of staff working in mental health and wellbeing services across Victoria. This includes program leaders and direct-care practitioners from clinical and community mental health services, as well as people working within mental health programs in community health and social services. Roles may include community rehabilitation and recovery workers, case managers, lived experience workers, mental health nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, psychiatrists, and program leaders, project workers and others.

If you are unsure if this workshop might be relevant to your role please feel free to contact us via vtmh@svha.org.au

Eligibility

VTMH workshops are open to staff working in Victoria’s state-funded mental health workforce. This includes public clinical and community mental health services, as well as state-funded mental health programs within community health and social services. Workshops are not currently available to those working solely in private practice/NDIS providers. If you register and it is unclear you are part of the intended audience, we may contact you to confirm your eligibility. We thank you for your understanding.

Registrations

Registrations close Monday, 4th July 2022. Registrations are essential.

Cancellation policy

We know circumstances change. If you register for a workshop and are unable to attend, please email us as soon as possible at vtmh@svha.org.au to allow us to fill your place from our waiting lists. Whilst we do our very best to deliver our workshops as scheduled, unforeseen circumstances may require us to cancel or postpone events at short notice. 

Please note, Trybooking is no longer supported by Internet Explorer so you will have to use another web browser such as Google Chrome, in order to make your booking.

Foundations of cultural responsiveness for mental health practitioners

About the workshop

This introductory workshop introduces culturally safe and responsive practice and an intersectional understanding mental health and will assist participants to apply human rights, cultural models of health and wellbeing and participatory frameworks to mental health practice. 

The workshop complements broader service development initiatives being undertaken by an organisation within our current mental health and wellbeing reform environment and is designed to stimulate the interest of participants in the range of issues related to transcultural mental health.

The workshop will utilise a variety of facilitation modes, grounded in a reflective practice approach to provide learners with the opportunity to explore the knowledge, skills and attitudes that support culturally safe and responsive, equitable and inclusive mental health care across a variety of service settings and contexts. 

Workshop participants will also be informed of additional VTMH services inclusive of advanced skills and training workshops that are also available. VTMH collects feedback from workshop participants for quality control purposes and data collected may be used for publication.

Learning outcomes

  • Reflect on concepts and frameworks important for culturally safe and responsive care, including human rights, defining culture, identity, intersectionality, culturally safe and responsive care and cultural humility.
  • Learn about culturally responsive practices including working with interpreters, partnering with communities, reflexivity, explanatory models, social and cultural models of health, cultural assessment and recovery and anti-oppression practices. 
  • Implement culturally responsive practices at systemic levels and individual levels while being aware of relevant government policy and the mental health reform environment.  

Duration and delivery

Blended learning with two components 

  • Completion of an online self-directed introductory module (link emailed once registration completed) prior to attending the online workshop 
  • Attendance at the online workshop, conducted over 3 hours, held on Tuesday 26th October 2021, 9:30 am-12:30 pm. 

Participation requirements

Requires Zoom platform, with break out room capability for small group work & screen viewing function to access presentation inclusive of slides and videos. Strong internet connection required and a Zoom compatible device. 

Target audience

Participation is open to a range of staff including program leaders and direct-care practitioners, working in mental health and wellbeing services across Victoria, including staff in clinical and community mental health services, as well as people working within mental health programs in community health and social services.

Eligibility

Practitioners working in publicly funded mental health programs across Victoria, including staff in clinical and community mental health services, as well as people working within mental health programs in community health and social services. 

Registrations

Registrations close Friday 22nd October. Registrations are essential.

Approaching work with interpreters in mental health settings

About the workshop

This advanced skills workshop is designed for all practitioners working with interpreters in mental health settings – including both new to and currently working with interpreters.

The workshop will explore challenges and realities in the interpreting environment and look at strategies for adapting practice for working with interpreters in a variety of mental health settings.

Participants will receive hard copies of resources developed in the project Approaching work with interpreters in mental health settings (VTMH, 2019), including a Practice Tips Poster and Report

Please be aware that this is a two-part workshop. To complete the workshop, and to receive hard copies resources, participation at both days is required.

Learning outcomes

· Explore strategies to apply prior to, during, and after an interpreted session

· Consider key culturally responsive practices and principles, including cultural safety and cultural humility, in the context of working with interpreters

· Discuss challenges and realities in the interpreting environment, and strategies for adapting practice with interpreters in a variety of mental health settings

Duration and Delivery

This is a two-part virtual workshop, delivered via Zoom.
Day 1: Wednesday 9th June, 9:30am-12:30pm
Day 2: Wednesday 16th June, 9:30am-12:30pm
Participation at both days is required.

The virtual workshop will be supplemented with some self-directed reading materials. More information about this will be provided during registration.

Eligibility

Suitable for practitioners working in publicly funded mental health programs across Victoria, including staff in clinical and community mental health services, as well as people working within mental health programs in community health and social services.

Registrations

Registrations close Monday 31 May 2021. Registrations are essential.

Foundations of Cultural Responsiveness for Mental Health Practitioners

About the workshop

This introductory workshop introduces culturally safe and responsive practice and an intersectional understanding mental health and will assist participants to apply human rights, cultural models of health and wellbeing and participatory frameworks to mental health practice. 

The workshop complements broader service development initiatives being undertaken by an organisation within our current mental health and wellbeing reform environment and is designed to stimulate the interest of participants in the range of issues related to transcultural mental health.

The workshop will utilise a variety of facilitation modes, grounded in a reflective practice approach to provide learners with the opportunity to explore the knowledge, skills and attitudes that support culturally safe and responsive, equitable and inclusive mental health care across a variety of service settings and contexts. 

Workshop participants will also be informed of additional VTMH services inclusive of advanced skills and training workshops that are also available. VTMH collects feedback from workshop participants for quality control purposes and data collected may be used for publication.

Learning outcomes

  • Reflect on concepts and frameworks important for culturally safe and responsive care, including human rights, defining culture, identity, intersectionality, culturally safe and responsive care and cultural humility.
  • Learn about culturally responsive practices including working with interpreters, partnering with communities, reflexivity, explanatory models, social and cultural models of health, cultural assessment and recovery and anti-oppression practices. 
  • Implement culturally responsive practices at systemic levels and individual levels while being aware of relevant government policy and the mental health reform environment.  

Duration and Delivery

Blended learning with two components 

  • Completion of an online self-directed introductory module (link emailed once registration completed) prior to attending the online workshop 
  • Attendance at the online workshop, conducted over 3 hours, held on Tuesday 23rd March 2021, 9:30 am -12:30 pm. 

Participation Requirements

Requires Zoom platform, with break out room capability for small group work & screen viewing function to access presentation inclusive of slides and videos. Strong internet connection required and a Zoom compatible device. 

Eligibility

Participation is open to a range of staff including program leaders and direct-care practitioners, working in mental health and wellbeing services across Victoria, including staff in clinical and community mental health services, as well as people working within mental health programs in community health and social services.

Target audience

Practitioners working in publicly funded mental health programs across Victoria, including staff in clinical and community mental health services, as well as people working within mental health programs in community health and social services. 

Registrations

Registrations close Friday 19th March. Registrations are essential.

Approaching work with interpreters in mental health settings

About the workshop

This advanced skills workshop is designed for all practitioners working with interpreters in mental health settings – including both new to and currently working with interpreters.

The workshop will explore challenges and realities in the interpreting environment and look at strategies for adapting practice for working with interpreters in a variety of mental health settings.

Participants will receive hard copies of resources developed in the project Approaching work with interpreters in mental health settings (VTMH, 2019), including a Practice Tips Poster and Report

Please be aware that this is a two-part workshop. To complete the workshop, and to receive hard copies resources, participation at both days is required.

Learning outcomes

· Explore strategies to apply prior to, during, and after an interpreted session

· Consider key culturally responsive practices and principles, including cultural safety and cultural humility, in the context of working with interpreters

· Discuss challenges and realities in the interpreting environment, and strategies for adapting practice with interpreters in a variety of mental health settings

Duration and Delivery

This is a two-part virtual workshop, delivered via Zoom.
Day 1: Tuesday 4th May, 9:30am-12:30pm
Day 2: Tuesday 11th May, 9:30am-12:30pm
Participation at both days is required.

The virtual workshop will be supplemented with some self-directed reading materials. More information about this will be provided during registration.

Eligibility

Suitable for practitioners working in publicly funded mental health programs across Victoria, including staff in clinical and community mental health services, as well as people working within mental health programs in community health and social services.

Registrations

Registrations close Wednesday 28th April. Registrations are essential.

Approaching work with interpreters in mental health settings

About the workshop

This advanced skills workshop is designed for all practitioners working with interpreters in mental health settings – including both new to and currently working with interpreters.

The workshop will explore challenges and realities in the interpreting environment and look at strategies for adapting practice for working with interpreters in a variety of mental health settings.

Participants will receive hard copies of resources developed in the project Approaching work with interpreters in mental health settings (VTMH, 2019), including a Practice Tips Poster and Report

Please be aware that this is a two-part workshop. To complete the workshop, and to receive hard copies resources, participation at both days is required.

Learning outcomes

· Explore strategies to apply prior to, during, and after an interpreted session

· Consider key culturally responsive practices and principles, including cultural safety and cultural humility, in the context of working with interpreters

· Discuss challenges and realities in the interpreting environment, and strategies for adapting practice with interpreters in a variety of mental health settings

Duration and Delivery

This is a two-part virtual workshop, delivered via Zoom.
Day 1: Thursday 18th March, 9:30am-12:30pm
Day 2: Thursday 25th March, 9:30am-12:30pm
Participation at both days is required.

The virtual workshop will be supplemented with some self-directed reading materials. More information about this will be provided during registration.

Eligibility

Suitable for practitioners working in publicly funded mental health programs across Victoria, including staff in clinical and community mental health services, as well as people working within mental health programs in community health and social services.

Registrations

Registrations close Friday 12th March. Registrations are essential.