Month: March 2021

Transgender Day of Visibility

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Today is Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV). A day to celebrate the amazing transgender people within our community, as well as acknowledge the cultures, histories and contributions of transgender, non binary and other wonderful gender binary busting people in our day to day lives. This is also a day to grow in understanding of the

Research Call Out!

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Have you used mental health services, and had experiences of both physical and mental health concerns? Researchers from RMIT University, Charles Sturt University, Equally Well and Healthtalk Australia want to hear your story!

CEO Update 24th March

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Join us this week as Maggie reveals more details of our Just Saying project launch, our Royal Commission response, and more in this weeks CEO update.

Independent Advocacy

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We have developed a page to round up of all the Independent Advocacy news and information. This is a serious issues that will negatively impact the lives of countless people who rely on the NDIS, and is a massive step backwards for disability support throughout Australia. Click here to view #SaveOurNDIS

Independent Assessment

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As part of our action against the NDIS’s addition of Independent Assessment we tweeted a number of news articles and resources informing our members about these changes, read them here!

Women’s March

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VMIAC stands by women and their right to feel safe. Together we are stronger, together we can advocate for change. Feel free to read this great article on the march here!

VMIAC Royal Commission Briefings

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With the release of The Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System, VMIAC have prepared a number of briefings for our membership based on our readings and findings from the Royal Commissions final report. Each session will cover a particular theme/topic present within the report. Meetings will be taking place every Thursday online from 4pm-5.30pm

HLEN Royal Commission Briefing

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HLEN presents an online panel discussion. The discussion will commence with an overview of the final recommendations by the Royal Commission followed by consumer academic, forensic psychiatrist and socio-legal perspectives. There will be time at the end of the panel discussion for questions from the audience.

Happy International Women’s Day

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Today on International Women’s Day we want to celebrate all women, and the long important history of women’s liberation and the ongoing pursuit of equality. As part of this we asked the women on VMIAC for one word to sum up what International Women’s Day meant for them. Sometimes one word is not enough to

VMIAC News Summary

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It has been amazing seeing the media attention VMIAC and rights of consumers voices have been receiving since the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System was released yesterday. Ensuring that consumer voices are at the forefront of this discussion has been something we have been pushing for since this investigation started, and it’s amazing