Month: August 2020

An Introduction to LGBTQIA+ Terminology

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Happy #WearItPurple Day! Today we are rocking purple to raise awareness of LGBTQIA+ communities. To aid in the support of these communities, we have put together this helpful intro guide on some LGBTQIA+ terminology. Check it out here!

Show your support online for Wear It Purple Day tomorrow

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Looking to add some fun to your meetings on Wear it Purple Day tomorrow? Check out these amazing Zoom backgrounds by Minus 18 to add a splash of purple and show your support for LGBTQIA+ communities! https://www.minus18.org.au/articles/wear-it-purple-day-digital-resources

Consumers’ Contribution to Communities | Mental Health Week

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This Mental Health Week, we want to celebrate consumers and showcase their contributions to all communities. We do not hear enough about how valuable our lived experience can be to others, and how all communities benefit from our contributions, skills and knowledge. So, this October, we will be telling the world just how important consumers

Share your concerns with ABC Four Corners

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As mentioned yesterday, VMIAC is deeply concerned by the ABC Four Corners episode, ‘Don’t judge us’, as we know so many of you are, too. The episode described people living with mental health distress as malingerers, violent and a danger to the community. They failed to interview a single consumer, consumer advocate or consumer peak

Mental health consumers dismayed by misleading Four Corners report

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VMIAC and its members are deeply concerned by an ABC Four Corners episode ‘Don’t judge us’.  In a 60-minute episode that described people with mental health issues as malingerers, violent, and a danger to the community, the ABC failed to interview a single consumer, consumer advocate or consumer peak body.   ‘At best, this is a lack of

ADD and Why My Brain is a Loud Neon Rave

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“This sensory soup turns every moment of your day into a loud neon rave, and you are sitting there trying to do your taxes or proof read a report.” Check out our latest consumer blog on one woman’s lived experience of living with ADD here.

Mental Health and COVID-19 Survey #2

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Help us refine how mental health is recognised and supported, not only by VMIAC, but also by the DHHS and other organisations! Thanks to all of you have already completed our survey! If you haven’t, please spare some time to complete and share with others. The more responses we have, the more accurate our findings

‘What If…’ webinar with Anna Love postponed

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To all those due to be attending today’s ‘What If…’webinar, we would like to sincerely apologise, but it has had to be postponed. We will be in touch with the new proposed date soon. Apologies for any inconvenience caused!

Mental Health and COVID-19 Survey#2

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Complete our survey here! To better understand how this second wave of COVID-19 has affected you and what we can do to help, we have created this Mental Health and COVID-19 Survey #2. Your feedback will allow us to compare your experiences with the first wave of COVID-19, and refine our services to better support