Month: April 2021

VMIAC Policy Position Paper #6: Police Misconduct and Accountability

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Police officers are regularly required to respond to mental health crises – estimates suggest that police respond to a mental health call out approximately every 12 minutes. Victoria Police themselves have acknowledged that it is not appropriate for police officers to be acting as first responders in mental health crises. In spite of this, they

Research Call Out

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VMIAC is excited to promote this call out for consumer research participants. Experienced consumer Worker, Vrinda Edan, is studying consumer lived experiences of using advance statements, and inpatient admission. Find out more by reading the research call out below! Hello, I am an experienced consumer worker currently undertaking a PhD at University of Melbourne. I

Just Saying Project Launch

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You’re Invited to VMIAC’s Consumer Rights Project Launch! “Just Saying” is a new consumer rights project from VMIAC, aimed at answering questions consumers have about their rights when in voluntary in-patient care. Please join us on Tuesday April 20th at 1pmClear here to register via Eventbrite We are reopening VMIAC’s public gallery space for our

CEO Update | 08.04.2021

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Watch our latest CEO Update with Maggie to find out more about how to register for our amazing in-person Just Saying Launch event. This and more announced in this weeks CEO Update.

VMIAC Response Summary to Royal Commission into Mental Health

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We are proud to release our brief 4 page response summary to the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System. This is an introduction to some of our findings from our review of the Royal Commission’s report. To delve deeper into our responses, feel free to join us for our Royal Commission Briefings taking place

Easter Long Weekend

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VMIAC will be closed over the long weekendWe will be back on Tuesday April 6th.We hope you have a lovely Easter