Month: November 2020

Driven by Lived Experience Framework and Strategy | MHCC

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The Mental Health Complaints Commissioner (MHCC) has launched their ‘Driven by Lived Experience Framework and Strategy’, which represents the organisation’s commitment to being driven by lived experience in everything it does. To find out more please click here.

Budget Announcement: Victoria’s Big Housing Build

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The Victorian Government has put security and stability of housing at the forefront of its agenda, with $5.3 billion set aside for the building of 12,000 new homes across both the metro and regional areas of Victoria. 9,300 of these will be set aside for new social housing, including the replacement of 1,100 old public

Productivity Commission Inquiry supports major reform for mental health consumers

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Monday, 16 November 2020 The National Mental Health Consumer Alliance welcomes the recommendation from the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Mental Health for lived experience representation at a national level. Irene Gallagher, CEO of BEING – Mental Health Consumer (NSW) stated, “this is a significant step forward for the National Mental Health Consumer Alliance, and a

Policy Position Paper #5 | Sexual Safety in Psychiatric Inpatient Units

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We have written our Policy Position Paper on Sexual Safety in Psychiatric Inpatient Units, with the purpose to ensure the sexual safety of all people on acute mental health inpatient wards. But why is it necessary? “Mental health inpatient units have alarmingly high rates of sexual violence as compared with other health services. While most

Dr Kath Sellick and Vrinda Edan’s webinar |Wednesday 18th November 12pm-1pm

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We are extremely excited for Dr Kath Sellick and Vrinda Edan’s webinar, ‘Leading the Change – Working inside the broken mental health system’ this Wednesday 18th November 12pm-1pm. To attend, you must register via Eventbrite, as we will be emailing out the Zoom login details to all attendees. Click here to read more and register.

Budget Announcement: Putting The Mental Health Of Victorians First

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The Victorian government yesterday delivered details about the 2020/2021 budget, including $868.6 million put aside for mental health support. Much of this funding is in direct response to the Mental Health Royal Commission Interim Report released at the start of this year, with a focus on ensuring that a lived experience lens is present within

Don’t miss out on ‘Leading the Change – Working inside the broken mental health system’ webinar next week

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We are eagerly anticipating Dr Kath Sellick and Vrinda Edan’s webinar next week, Leading the Change – Working inside the broken mental health system.Throughout the hour, they will be discussing their co-produced research that explored the workplace experiences of lived experience workers in the mental health system in Victoria. Don’t miss out. Register here.

VMIAC Policy Position Paper #4: Gender Discrimination and Inequality | The Issues

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We have written our Policy Position Paper #4 on Gender Discrimination and Inequality to o eliminate and prevent discrimination and inequality against consumers on the basis of gender and gender identity. But why is this necessary? The issues: Psychiatry has a long history of discrimination against women and gender diverse individuals. Diagnoses such as Borderline

Policy Position Paper #5 | Sexual Safety in Psychiatric Inpatient

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We have written our Policy Position Paper on Sexual Safety in Psychiatric Inpatient Units, with the purpose to ensure the sexual safety of all people on acute mental health inpatient wards. ‘Sexual Safety’ refers to both feeling and being safe from sexual harassment, assault, and gendered violence while in acute inpatient units. Mental health inpatient

Victorian Government: Building Our Recovery Workforce To Support Our State

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The last few months have highlighted the importance of Victoria’s mental health professionals, family violence specialists and child support workers. As a result, the Victorian government has today announced a significant funding boost to the states recovery workforce. More information is available via the Premier’s Office here.