Month: February 2021

COVID-19 Staff Proposals Forum (Cancelled)

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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED The Office of the Chief Mental Health Nurse are looking for feedback on proposed COVID-19 related “Surge”, “Hot Spot,” and “Relief” staff teams for bed-based units from people with a lived experience of accessing in-patient/bed based services. VMIAC will be hosting a forum to discuss these proposals next Tuesday the

World Social Justice Day

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RMIT University’s Social and Global Studies Centre, in partnership with the VMIAC and Tandem, is hosting this World Social Justice Day event to examine whether the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System can achieve its stated aims. Click here to register!

Congratulations Neil

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Huge congratulations to our own wonderful Neil Turton-Lane who was awarded an Exceptional Contribution award last night for his inspirational leadership, innovation and mentorship within the mental health sector. We are so proud to have someone like Neil here at VMIAC!

Welcome to CHECK-IN

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Looking to connect with others with lived experience and to find support during what has been a difficult time for many. Our amazing CHECK-IN peer support workers, Frankie and Janel, are here to help. They will be running a number of peer support, and wellbeing programs over the coming months, so if you are interested,

Disability Royal Commission

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The Disability Royal Commission are looking for submissions from people with psycho-social disabilities. We have developed a whole range of useful resources, guides and information to assist you in making your submission.https://www.vmiac.org.au/royal-commission-into-violence-abuse-neglect-and-exploitation-of-people-with-disability/

Putting it all Together: Royal Commissions, Inquiries, Strategies & Vision 2030

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Mental Health Victoria’s two day symposium, “Putting it all Together: Royal Commissions, Inquiries, Strategies & Vision 2030” starts on the 17th of February. Join VMIAC CEO Maggie Toko and a range of other amazing panelists during this amazing event looking towards the future of our mental health system. #Puttingitalltogether Click here for more information!

Regional Victorians overlooked in mental health care funding

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The last year of moving our events and consultations to online, has really highlighted how many Victorians in rural and regional areas lack access to mental health services that those in metro areas may take for granted. This great article in The Age explores some of these issues.