Month: April 2021

New Career Opportunities at VMIAC!

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We are excited to announce three new senior consumer leadership positions here at VMIAC. These roles will add depth and strength to our work. We are also looking to replace outgoing CEO, Maggie Toko. Applications close Monday 24th May. Find out more here!

CEO Update with Maggie Toko

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Maggie is an amazing, boss, friend, advocate, and voice for consumers in her role as CEO of VMIAC and we are sad to announce her departure from this role. Watch our latest CEO update with Maggie, to find out what the future has in store for her, and for VMIAC.

Act on The Act!

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A new Mental Health Act is coming, probably very quickly. Some big changes in the new Act have been set by the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health Services. We think some will come very quickly as a new Act, and others will come in a review in 5-7 years time. However, we might be

Act on the Act – New Survey

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*URGENT NEWS* Fill out our survey now!http://bit.ly/ActOnTheAct The new Mental Health Act is coming in Victoria, following on from the Royal Commission. The big changes are already locked in by the Royal Commission, but this is a critical time to try and influence the details of the Act, to uphold and protect our rights as

COVID Wellbeing Survey

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CentreMHN would like to hear about the impact of restrictions on us all, during COVID. People from many countries are taking part in a similar survey to see how restrictions are experienced in different countries. The survey is open to the Australian population in general and including healthcare workers as an important group.  The survey will

Just Saying Launch

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Thank you to everyone who attended our Just Saying Project launch. We are really excited to now share with you the resources we have developed, as we work on getting them into wards across Victoria. Head to our website by clicking this link, or scanning the QR code below, to download them now and read

Weather Warning

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Today is the day of our Just Saying project launch. We just want to send a quick reminder that there is a weather warning out for today, so if you are coming to VMIAC stay safe. http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/warnings/

Independent Assessments Put on Hold

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VMIAC welcomes the decision by the NDIS Minister Linda Reynolds to place the introduction of Independent Assessments on hold until the results of the NDIA’s Second Pilot of IA’s are known.  VMIAC calls for greater transparency from the NDIA about its plans to introduce Independent Assessments in response to widespread concerns raised by Advocacy and

GET READY

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Now what are they doing about us, without us? We’ll be calling on you next week to act! Keep an eye on our social media & emails. #AboutUsWithoutUs

Priority: Advance Statement Call Out

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Have you done an advance statement in the past?VMIAC are running interviews with people who have previous experience with writing advance statements, in order to gain insight into the experience of using them within Victoria’s mental health system. Interviews will be run a law student who is doing work between Monash Uni Carstan Centre and