Month: February 2021

PhD Scholarship Opportunity

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PhD Scholarship Opportunity Melbourne Social Equity Institute in partnership with the Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council A new scholarship is being offered to explore what is required to build and support consumer leadership capacity among the mental health consumer movement in Victoria Applications close on 5:00 pm (AEST) Wednesday 14 April 2021 This Australian Government

Voices Vic Announcements

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Voices Vic have some new and exciting initiatives for 2021: including a Youth Program, NDIS Psychosocial Recovery Coaching, One on One Program and peer lead online training programs. Please look below to find out more! Trainings about The Hearing Voices Approach (3 Day Online Training) Hearing Voices Group Facilitation (4 day online Training)

Dialogue (R)Evoloution

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Dialogue (R)Evoloution is an invitation to explore (dia)logical ways of working in mental health and social crises, repeated to connect with people across different time zones.

Project Advisory Group Callout! pwda

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Engage-In is an exciting new project by People with Disability Australia, funded by the Department of Social Services (DSS) to break down the structural and cultural barriers people with psychosocial disability living in institutional settings face when trying to access services. The project aims to inform and support people living in these settings to access

Sincerely Survivor at Adelaide Fringe 19 Feb – 21 March

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In an era where the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System is due to be released any day, we sit on the edges of our seats awaiting the hope of a new and reformed mental health system. Come join us on a journey of mental health advocacy and artistry – an invitation to healing

Schizy Inc Artist Call Out

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Schizy Inc currently has two exciting arts callouts for artists with diverse mental health. The Mojo Festival of Films, and Animo, an illustration exhibition showing the importance of companion animals, are coming up.Keep Reading to find out more! Animo  Illustration Exhibition Melbourne City Library Gallery May 2021.  Seeking works on paper featuring artwork of beloved

Royal Commission Update

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After some delay, the Final Report of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System is set to be released on Tuesday the 2nd of March prior to a join sitting of the Victorian Parliament. We have been working hard to ensure that consumer voices are heard as part of this process through numerous consultations,

In-Patient Lockdown

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Our hearts go out to all of those currently facing strict lock-down measures in several in-patient care services across Victoria. We understand that though containing this outbreak is of utmost importance, our thoughts are with those consumers who are dealing with these added stresses and restrictions in what is already a difficult circumstance. You can

Putting It All Together Symposium

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Don’t miss Mental Health Victoria’s February symposium, #PuttingItAllTogether with analysis of the Royal Commission report, the Productivity Commission Inquiry, Vision 2030 and more. An essential for everyone in the mental health sector. https://tinyurl.com/mhvputtingitalltogether The date for this event was originally for earlier in February, but due to delays in the Royal Commission reports release, has

COVID-19 Lockdown Update

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We understand the recent news about a Victoria wide lockdown is disappointing for many, even though it is understandable considering the risk COVID-19 poses. In response our CEO, Maggie Toko, has put together this short video discussing the current ongoing situation, and some of the services and resources available to all Victorians, regardless of if