Month: October 2020

VMIAC Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme

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In response to deep concerns raised by NDIS participants, VMIAC has made a submission to the Joint Standing Committee into the NDIS, detailing our concerns about the introduction of Mandatory Independent Assessments   VMIAC wishes to acknowledge and thank members of our NDIS Critical Reference Group for their tremendous help and assistance in writing this submission.

The most frightening series when you realise how far-fetched it is not | Series review of Ratched

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Spoilers alert. Content warning: This review contains information about experiences that you may find distressing, including violence and abuse in mental health services and seclusion and restraint. If you are triggered by anything in this review, please call our new service, CHECK-IN, immediately on 1800 845 009. A new thriller series has been released on

Global Shapers Melbourne are seeking new young leaders

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Global Shapers Melbourne are seeking new young leaders aged between 18-27 with a passion for creating lasting change, to join their Melbourne Hub. Global Shapers Melbourne is the local hub for a global network of young people who self-organise for solution-building, impact and to reduce intergenerational inequality – ‘improving the state of the world’ for

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Are you a member? Register for our AGM! We want our members to have their say, therefore, at this year’s AGM, we are asking for our members to vote on an amendment to the Constitution as well as Committee of Management positions including the Chairperson, Deputy Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer. Due to COVID-19, this event

4-week Group Peer Support program starting this Thursday with CHECK-IN

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Join our 4-week Group Peer Support program starting this Thursday with CHECK-IN. Drawing on strengths-based approaches, Group Peer Support provides tools and strategies to help you manage distress, increase your ability to cope, and build resilience and connection. Limited spaces available so don’t miss out. Register here.

Press conference today at 2.30pm

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The announcement from Premier Dan Andrews may have been disappointing for some yesterday; however, there is another press conference due today at 3.15pm – don’t forget to tune in! If you are having trouble coping during this time and would benefit from a connection and support program run by peer workers, please get in touch

Urgent assistance contact details for the public holiday

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For anyone who needs urgent support this public holiday, or is concerned about someone else, click here to find some contact information for 24-hour services that may be useful. This list includes contact details to support people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse; mental health hotlines; and Kids Line. Urgent Assistance

Sanctuary art workshop this Saturday

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Sanctuary is a yearly mental health month event for all people with lived/living experience of diverse mental health and the mental health system. Caring friends also welcome. Sanctuary 2020 is an online extravaganza of interactive arts workshops based around nature. They usually meet in a beautiful park beside the Yarra so this year, they’re asking you

Sincerely Survivor | Mental Health Advocacy through the Arts

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Dancers take on the role of pilgrims, exploring asylums of old. Grace Dance Company presents Melbourne Fringe Festival’s online event, Sincerely Survivor, exploring what often goes unsaid and unfelt here in Australia. Inspired by submissions to the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System, they seek to amplify the voices of people who have lived

CHECK-IN this public holiday

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The long weekend can be difficult for some, so look out for yourselves and loved ones over the coming days. If you are having trouble coping, our CHECK-IN service is available 12-3pm on Sunday 25th. Get in touch on 1800 845 009. Find out more here.