Month: December 2020

VMIAC Holiday Closure

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Our offices will be closed from the 24th of December to the 4th of January. Thank you all so much for being involved with VMIAC over the last year. We look forward to seeing what the new year brings, and wish you all a wonderful time over the holidays. See you all in 2021!

CEO Update with Maggie Toko | 21st of December

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Season’s greetings everyone! Watch our latest and final CEO Update for 2020 to find out more about our holiday closures and about some of the services available over the holiday period. We look forward to seeing all of you again in 2021.

MHCC Advisory Council: Expressions of Interest are Open

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The Mental Health Complaints Commission (MHCC) are looking for consumers, families, carers, and individuals working in mental health services for their Advisory Council. The MHCC aims for Advisory Council to represent the views and experiences of the whole community and are encouraging applications from people with diverse life experiences.

VMIAC Holiday Service List

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VMIAC’s offices will be closed over the holiday period, between the 24th of December and the 4th of January. As a result services such as our NDIS advocacy team and CHECK-IN will not be available during this time. Though our staff will be taking a much needed break to spend some time with their families

Intake now open for the Lived Experience DBT Art Skills program

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The Lived Experience DBT Art Skills program aims to provide access to DBT skills in alternative ways from the verbal therapy structure. Using trauma-informed and strengths-based peer support models of practice as well as Art Therapy approaches, people will be encouraged to learn DBT skills in ways that they may not have had access to

$18.8 million assigned to the CALD Communities Taskforce

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The Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Ros Spence, has announced an additional $18.8 million to the CALD Communities Taskforce so that multicultural organisations can continue to lead local responses to COVID-19, including emergency relief, food and clothing supplies and outreach support. This latest funding package includes $8 million to partner with community organisations and multicultural service

#Making Time

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The National Mental Health Commission (The Commission) will launch #MakingTime – a national conversation championed by people living with mental illness, and those who care for them, to support each other’s mental health and wellbeing over summer, after a year of unprecedented challenges. #MakingTime calls on those living with mental illness, those who care for

Free Meal Delivery | Mental Health Foundation Australia

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Mental Health Foundation Australia are running a free meal delivery campaign starting from Tuesday 15 December 2020 till Friday 15 January 2021. How does it work? The initiative starts on Tuesday, 15 December 2020.  Meals are available for collection between 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm at the corner of Flinders Street and Swanston Street. You need

Royal Commission workshops

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We still have two more Royal Commission workshops before Christmas where we delve into what we think will be included in the Royal Commission’s finals report. To have your say, register here.

CHECK-IN updated opening hours

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We have made some updates to our CHECK-IN service. The program now operates 12pm-7pm Monday to Friday for all people with lived experience of mental or emotional distress who would benefit from a peer-based response . To find out more, click here.