Event Category: Workshop

Approaching work with interpreters in mental health settings

About the workshop

This advanced workshop is designed for all those working in mental health settings who work with interpreters.

Using a variety of facilitation modes, and grounded in a reflective practice approach, the workshop provides learners with the opportunity to explore the challenges and realities in the interpreting environment, and to understand these within broader cultural responsiveness frameworks, including an intersectional lens. The workshop also invites and promotes strategies for adapting practice for working with interpreters in a variety of mental health settings.

The workshop is informed by, and uses materials created as part of the VTMH Approaching work with interpreters in mental health settings resource Project (VTMH, 2019). The resources developed through the Project used a co-design process, involving a variety of stakeholders including consumers, carers, interpreters, clinicians and academics, across the lifespan of the project. To find out more about this project click here.

Participants will receive hard copies of resources developed in the project including a Practice Tips Poster, Resource Booklet and Full Report.

Learning outcomes

In this workshop, participants will

  • Consider the applicability of cultural safety, cultural humility and intersectionality in the interpreted encounter
  • Explore meaning making and language  
  • Reflect on the challenges and realities in the interpreting environment          
  • Explore the role of the interpreter, and the practitioner, in the interpreted encounter
  • Discuss engagement strategies prior to, during and after the interpreted encounter
  • Explore institutional responsibilities in relation to supporting the implementation of systems that support the provision of interpreting services

Date, duration and delivery style

Delivery style: This is a full day face to face (in person) workshop. Online options are unavailable for this session.

Date: Tuesday, 2 July 2024
Time: Doors open 9:15am, for a 9:30am sharp start. The workshop will conclude by 4pm.
Venue: Kathleen Symes Library, Multipurpose Room 1, 251 Faraday St, Carlton VIC 3053

Participants will be asked to complete some pre-reading, including a self-paced online learning module, Working with Interpreters, prior to attending the workshop. The module takes around two hours to complete. More details about this module can be found here.

Morning tea and lunch provided. Please note any dietary requirements during the registration process.

Further venue details and housekeeping information will be provided to registrants closer to the workshop.

Eligibility

VTMH workshops are open to and provided free 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. Staff working in a range of roles within this workforce, including but not limited to community rehabilitation and recovery workers, lived experience workers, mental health nursing, social work, occupational therapy, psychiatry, program leaders/project workers and administration roles, are invited to register.

Please note: This workshop is targeted at mental health workers rather than interpreters, and as such, is not intended for those solely working as interpreters.

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 are essential, and close Friday, 21 June 2024.

Spaces in our workshops are limited and provided free through state funding. We require that you use your work email address, and provide your manager’s email details, as part of the registration process.

If you are registering as part of a team, we ask that you please limit registrations to 2-3 attendees per team, given the limited number of spaces available. Each individual attendee must 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.learning@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, change 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 culturally responsive practice in mental health settings

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 utilises 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. 

Dates, time and delivery

Delivery style: This is a face to face (in person) workshop. Online attendance is unavailable for this workshop.
Date: Tuesday, 4 June 2024
Time: Registrations open at 9:15am for a 9:30 start. Workshop concludes by 4:00 p.m.
Venue: Dandenong Civic Center, Formal Meeting Room, Level 2, 225 Lonsdale Street, Dandenong VIC

Morning tea and lunch provided by VTMH. Please note any dietary requirements during the registration process.

Further venue details and housekeeping information will be provided to registrants closer to the workshop.

Participants are asked to complete a self-paced online learning module, Orientation to Cultural Responsiveness, prior to attending the workshop. The module takes around 4 hours to complete and allows you to log in and out as you like and complete at your own pace ahead of the workshop. Details of how to access the module will be emailed to you once you complete your registration. More details about this module can be found here.

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.

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

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 Thursday, 23 May 2024. Registrations are essential.

Spaces in our workshops are limited and provided free through state funding. We ask that you please use your work email address, and provide your manager’s email details, as part of the registration process.

If you are registering as part of a team, 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.learning@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.

‘Community engagement with purpose’: Approaches to consider in mental health settings


About the workshop

This advanced workshop is designed for mental health practitioners looking to apply a community engagement lens to their practice, or those working in mental health settings looking to engage with diverse communities around mental health and wellbeing.

Participants will explore core concepts, practices and actions that underpin community engagement work in mental health settings and consider organisational factors that can help and hinder community engagement efforts.

This new workshop is designed around the Community Engagement with Purpose Resource Project (VTMH, 2023), which used a co-design process to develop a suite of resources to support practitioners and organisations engage with diverse communities around mental health. Participants attending the workshop will receive a hard copy of the Resource Booklet and Project Report and explore videos and other materials created through the project.

The workshop utilises a variety of facilitation modes, including small group work, grounded in a reflective practice approach.

An intentional and responsive approach to community engagement creates the opportunity for more purposeful and inclusive participation by diverse communities, to shape mental health service design and delivery.

To learn more about the Community Engagement with Purpose Project, please visit https://vtmh.org.au/engaging-with-communities/

Learning outcomes

In this workshop, participants will

  • Understand the notion of ‘community’
  • Explore and reflect on the purpose of community engagement in mental health settings
  • Recognize and critically reflect on the ways in which power operates in community engagement work
  • Explore meaningful ways, and barriers, to building relationships with communities
  • Recognise the varied nature of lived experience and importance of openness to diverse ways communities and individuals hold experiences
  • Understand and apply a range of concepts, practices and actions that underpin community engagement work in mental health settings.

What are people saying about this workshop?

Walking away with a beautifully expanded understanding of cultural engagement using caring holistic concepts and practises.

The grounding of the content in community and community-generated core concepts was excellent.”

Pre-requisite learning

This workshop is designed to build on key concepts, principles and practices explored in VTMH’s Foundations of Culturally Responsive Practice for Mental Health Practitioners Workshop and/or the VTMH online module, Orientation to Cultural Responsiveness. We believe you will have a deeper learning experience if you have had the opportunity to work with concepts, principles and practices explored in the above prior to attending this workshop, as knowledge of these concepts and practices will be assumed.

If you have not completed the prerequisite learning, we recommend you attend the VTMH Foundations of Culturally Responsive Practice for Mental Health Practitioners Workshop (click here) or complete the VTMH online module Orientation to Cultural Responsiveness (click here) prior to registering.

Date, duration and delivery style

Date: Monday, 27 May 2024
Time: Doors open 9:15 am for a 9:30 start. Workshop concludes at 4pm.
Venue: Multicultural Hub (Red & Orange rooms), 506 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Delivery style: This is a face to face (in person) workshop. Online attendance is unavailable for this session.

Morning tea and lunch provided. Dietary requirements can be advised during the registration process. Information about Covid safe procedures and other venue details will be provided to registrants closer to the workshop.

Target audience & eligibility

VTMH workshops are open to and provided free 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.

Staff working in a range of roles within this workforce, including but not limited to community rehabilitation and recovery workers, lived experience workers, mental health nursing, social work, occupational therapy, psychiatry, community engagement roles, program leaders/project workers and administration roles, are invited to register.

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

How to register

Registrations are essential. We require that you register using your work email address, and provide your manager’s email details, as part of the registration process. 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.learning@svha.org.au. This allows us to offer your space to those on our waiting lists and ensures workshops are full. Spaces in our workshops are limited to 25 and provided free through state funding.

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 workshop uses a diversity lens to explore contemporary approaches to recovery-oriented practice in mental health settings. It also introduces ways to conduct person-centred assessments that understand cultural and social context and the powerful determinates of health and wellbeing. 

Using a variety of facilitation modes, grounded in a reflective practice approach, the workshop is designed to stimulate the interest of participants in the range of issues related to transcultural mental health and recovery, and provide learners with the opportunity to explore the challenges and realities of assessment and recovery alongside diverse communities.

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.  

Dates, time and delivery

Delivery style: This is a face to face (in person) workshop. Online attendance is unavailable for this workshop.


Date: Wednesday, 24 April 2024
Time: Registrations open at 9:15am for a 9:30 start. Workshop concludes by 4pm
Venue: Kathleen Symes Library, Multipurpose Room 1, 251 Faraday Street, Carlton

Morning tea and lunch provided. Dietary requirements can be advised during the registration process. Information about Covid safe procedures and other venue details will be provided to registrants closer to the workshop.

The workshop is complemented with a self-paced online module, that takes around 2 hours to complete prior to attending the workshop. Details of how to access the module will be emailed to you once you complete your registration.

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.

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

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 Wednesday, 10 April 2024. Registrations are essential.

Spaces in our workshops are limited and provided free through state funding. We require that you use your work email address, and provide your manager’s email details, as part of the registration process.

If you are registering as part of a team, we ask that you please limit registrations to 2-3 attendees per team, given the limited number of spaces available. Each individual attendee must register themselves.

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.learning@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 or Microsoft Edge, in order to make your booking.

‘Community engagement with purpose’: Approaches to consider in mental health settings


About the workshop

This advanced workshop is designed for mental health practitioners looking to apply a community engagement lens to their work, or those working in mental health settings looking to engage with diverse communities around mental health and wellbeing.

Participants will explore core concepts, practices and actions that underpin community engagement work in mental health settings, and consider organisational factors that can help and hinder community engagement efforts.

The workshop is designed around the Community Engagement with Purpose Resource Project (VTMH, 2023), which used a co-design process to develop a suite of resources to support practitioners and organisations engage with diverse communities around mental health. Participants attending the workshop will receive a hard copy of the Resource Booklet and Project Report, and explore videos and other materials created through the project.

The workshop utilises a variety of facilitation modes, including small group work, grounded in a reflective practice approach.

An intentional and responsive approach to community engagement creates the opportunity for more purposeful and inclusive participation by diverse communities, to shape mental health service design and delivery.

To learn more about the Community Engagement with Purpose Project, please visit https://vtmh.org.au/engaging-with-communities/

Learning outcomes

In this workshop, participants will

  • Understand the notion of ‘community’
  • Explore and reflect on the purpose of community engagement in mental health settings
  • Recognize and critically reflect on the ways in which power operates in community engagement work
  • Explore meaningful ways, and barriers, to building relationships with communities
  • Recognise the varied nature of lived experience and importance of openness to diverse ways communities and individuals hold experiences
  • Understand and apply a range of concepts, practices and actions that underpin community engagement work in mental health settings.

Pre-requisite learning

This workshop is designed to build on key concepts, principles and practices explored in VTMH’s Foundations of Culturally Responsive Practice for Mental Health Practitioners Workshop and/or the VTMH online module, Orientation to Cultural Responsiveness. We believe you will have a deeper learning experience if you have had the opportunity to work with concepts, principles and practices explored in the above prior to attending this workshop, as knowledge of these concepts and practices will be assumed.

If you have not completed the prerequisite learning, we recommend you attend the VTMH Foundations of Culturally Responsive Practice for Mental Health Practitioners Workshop (click here) or complete the VTMH online module Orientation to Cultural Responsiveness (click here) prior to registering.

Date, duration and delivery style

Date: Monday 22nd April, 2024
Time: Doors open 9:15 am for a 9:30 start. Workshop concludes at 4pm.
Venue: Multicultural Hub, 506 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Delivery style: This is a face to face (in person) workshop. Online attendance is unavailable for this session.

Morning tea and lunch provided. Dietary requirements can be advised during the registration process. Information about Covid safe procedures and other venue details will be provided to registrants closer to the workshop.

Target audience & eligibility

VTMH workshops are open to and provided free 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.

Staff working in a range of roles within this workforce, including but not limited to community rehabilitation and recovery workers, lived experience workers, mental health nursing, social work, occupational therapy, psychiatry, community engagement roles, program leaders/project workers and administration roles, are invited to register.

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

How to register

Registrations are essential. We require that you register using your work email address, and provide your manager’s email details, as part of the registration process. 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. This allows us to offer your space to those on our waiting lists and ensures workshops are full. Spaces in our workshops are limited to 25 and provided free through state funding.

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, 20 February 2024, 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.learning@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.

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 Friday, 9 February 2024. Registrations are essential.

Spaces in our workshops are limited and provided free through state funding. We ask that you please use your work email address, and provide your manager’s email details, as part of the registration process.

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.learning@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 (non consecutive) 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 assessment and recovery alongside diverse communities. 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.

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.  

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,Tuesday 5th September, 9:30am-12:30pm
Component 2: Self-directed online learning module, approximately 2 hours duration. Access to the module will be provided at the end of Day 1.
Component 3. Workshop: Day 2, Tuesday 12th September, 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.

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

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 22nd August 2023. Registrations are essential.

Spaces in our workshops are limited and provided free through state funding. We ask that you please use your work email address, and provide your manager’s email details, as part of the registration process.

If you are registering as part of a team, we ask that you please limit registrations to 2-3 attendees per team, given the limited number of spaces available. Each individual attendee must register themselves.

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.learning@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 or Microsoft Edge, 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 those working in mental health settings who work with interpreters.

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, 14 June 2023, 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, 21 June 2023, 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.

This workshop is not intended for those solely working as interpreters.

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.

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 Friday, 2 June 2023. Registrations are essential.

Spaces in our workshops are limited and provided free through state funding. We ask that you please use your work email address, and provide your manager’s email details, as part of the registration process.

If you are registering as part of a team, we ask that you please limit registrations to 2-3 attendees per team, given the limited number of spaces available. Each individual attendee must 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.learning@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 those working in mental health settings who work with interpreters.

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.

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

Date, duration and delivery style

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A FACE TO FACE WORKSHOP

This full day workshop takes a blended learning approach, with the workshop supplemented with self-directed online learning as follows:

  • Component 1: Completion of a two-hour online self-directed introductory module (link emailed following registration) completed prior to attending the workshop 
  • Component 2: Attendance at the face to face workshop, held Tuesday, 16 May, from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm.

Venue details

Venue: Formal Meeting Room, Level 2, Dandenong Civic Center, 225 Lonsdale St, Dandenong VIC

Lunch provided. Please note any dietary requirements during the registration process. Information about covid safe procedures will be provided to registrants closer to the workshop.

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.

Please note: This workshop is targeted at mental health workers rather than interpreters, and as such, is not intended for those solely working as interpreters.

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.

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 are essential, and close Friday, 28 April.

Spaces in our workshops are limited and provided free through state funding. We ask that you please use your work email address, and provide your manager’s email details, as part of the registration process.

If you are registering as part of a team, we ask that you please limit registrations to 2-3 attendees per team, given the limited number of spaces available. Each individual attendee must 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, change 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 culturally responsive practice in mental health settings

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

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A FACE TO FACE WORKSHOP TO BE HELD IN CARLTON, MELBOURNE

This workshop takes a blended learning approach, and has two components. 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 face to face workshop, conducted over a full day, held on Thursday, 6 April 2023, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm.

Venue details

Multipurpose Room 1, Kathleen Symes Library, 251 Faraday Street, Carlton, Victoria, 3053

Accessing the venue: A VTMH staff member will be waiting at the door from 9.15am to let you into the building and guide you to the room.

Lunch will be provided by VTMH. Please note any dietary requirements during the registration process.

Information about Covid safe procedures will be provided to registrants closer to the workshop.

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 20th March 2023. Registrations are essential.

Spaces in our workshops are limited and provided free through state funding. We ask that you please use your work email address, and provide your manager’s email details, as part of the registration process.

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.