Month: October 2020

Message from CEO Maggie Toko – 21st of October

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Check out this weeks CEO Update with Maggie Toko to find out more about everything we have been up to here at VMIAC including the upcoming AGM, our Member Connect

Media Release | Mental Health & COVID-19 Survey #2 Findings

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Content warning: This article contains information about experiences that you may find distressing, including suicide, self-harm and family violence. If you are triggered by anything in this report, please call

COVID-19 Update 20th of October

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COVID-19 Restrictions Update. With COVID-19 cases dropping drastically across Victoria, the Andrew’s government announced on Sunday the lifting of some of the current COVID-19 restrictions. This lockdown, though necessary, has

Check In Events

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Our connection and support service Check-In has a number of events coming up aimed at supporting those with a lived experience of mental and/or emotional distress. These events range from

Investing in community to protect mental health

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The Chair of VMIAC, Chris Maylea, and Chair of our Human Rights and Ethics sub-Committee, Simon Katterl, alongside other members of our Committee of Management and experts in mental health,

CHECK-IN

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Do you have lived experience of mental and/or emotional distress, and are having trouble coping during COVID-19? VMIAC is offering a connection and support program for people with lived experience

Member Connect

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The membership of VMIAC has been steadily increasing over the past year and our members are critical in the advocacy work that we do; especial with the Royal Commission, other

VMIAC Podcast Ep 4: Kristin

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As part of Mental Health Week, VMIAC is releasing a limited podcast series looking at the relationship between mental wellbeing and community. Episode 4 sees Kristin talking to Robin about

Register for Wayapa Wellbeing

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Don’t forget to register for our Wayapa Wellbeing session – a beautiful way to end Mental Health Week and see you into the weekend. There are limited spaces available so

SANE’s report card shows ”unnecessary force and lack of say” in mental health care

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Recently, SANE Australia released their ‘National Stigma Report Card’– the findings from their ‘Our Turn To Speak’ survey. While we take a different view to how the report categorises people

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