Interactive Online Learning

VTMH now has four free online learning resources for the mental health workforce. The resources offer complete flexibility in learning; they can be completed in one session or over the course of a few days/weeks. Individual topics can be explored and returned to when needed. Each resource offers further reading and links to relevant materials.

Orientation to Cultural Responsiveness

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Orientation to Cultural Responsiveness

This free, self-paced learning module introduces key concepts in culturally responsive mental health practice. The module provides information to support individual practitioners in work with consumers, carers, families, and communities, and can also support agencies to implement a diversity plan. Mental health service providers and a range of diversity organisations were consulted in design development of this resource. This resource contains prerequisite learning for some VTMH workshops. If you are participating in a workshop with VTMH with pre-requisite learning, please review this resource prior to attending.
Cultural Diversity and Assessment

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Cultural Diversity & Assessment

This free, self-paced learning module supports mental health practitioners to consider cultural aspects of mental health and wellbeing when undertaking assessments. Concepts and tools are explored which help clarify the role culture plays for those with a lived experience of mental health, for practitioners, and within mental health systems. The module provides some assessment questions which have been adapted from the Cultural Formulation Interview (CFI), encourages reflection on cultural aspects of mental health, and provides useful links to other assessment information.
Working with Interpreters

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Working with interpreters

This free, self-paced learning module aims to provide an overview of the steps to consider when working with interpreters in mental health settings, as well as material which assists practitioners to reflect upon roles in interpreted encounters. Practice implementations are explored for the consumer, family, interpreter and practitioner.

Further resources on working with interpreters

The following resources were launched in October 2019 as part of our Approaching work with interpreters in mental health settings project.

Approaching work with interpreters in mental health settings


9 Tips for an interpreted session

Available for download under Further Resources section in our free online learning module, Working with Interpreters


A supplementary resource for mental health professionals working with interpreters

Available through completion of our advanced workshop, Approaching Work with Interpreters in Mental Health Settings.


Approaching work with interpreters in mental health settings

Download a copy of the Project Report.


Approaching work with interpreters in mental health settings

Watch the video.