Month: May 2021

Bail reform is urgently needed

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Bail reform is urgently needed. Indigenous deaths in custody are not something we can ignore, and Victoria’s draconian bail laws are contributing to this problem. we are proud to co-sign this letter to the Victorian government, calling for change. Click here to read the ABC article Clicker here to listen to the ABC AM interview

Royal Commission Briefings

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Come and join us Thursdays for the latest of our Royal Commission Briefings. Tomorrow we will be looking at the latest budget announcements and how they impact and reflect the recommendations made in the Royal Commission and join us next Thursday, the 3rd of June as we look at how experiences of trauma are acknowledged

Careers at VMIAC!

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We have 2 new exciting opportunities available at VMIAC. These are lived experience positions supporting several programs and projects within VMIAC. Applications close 31st of May. find out more here!

Towards Elimination: the 6 Core Strategies for reducing restrictive interventions

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The Office of the Chief Psychiatrist and the Office of the Chief Mental Health Nurse, in partnership with Te Pou and the Health Quality & Safety Commission New Zealand, are pleased to bring you this event series ‘Towards Elimination: the 6 Core Strategies for reducing restrictive interventions’.   The flyer linked below details the Program and

NDIS Recovery Consultations

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The National Disability Insurance Agency is seeking to align recovery support for individuals, with services provided under the NDIS. This relates to questions about how NDIS providers can best support the ongoing recovery of people with a psychosocial disability as articulated in the Recovery Orientated Practice Framework that the NDIA is currently developing. This is

Disability Royal Commission Update

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Do you have an important story to share about your experiences of psychosocial disability? VMIAC is here to support you make a submission to the Disability Royal Commission. Click here to find out more!

Free Tickets! Come Join Us!

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As part of commitment to raise up consumer voices, VMIAC are proud to support “Little Brother, Big Sister” and presented by La Mama “Drawn from the writer’s lived experience of schizophrenia, this powerful play explores the relationship between siblings who grapple with managing this condition, which interrupts their focus on transforming the world through art.:

Mental Health Tribunal Consumer and Carer Advisory Group

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Are you interested in joining the Mental Health Tribunal’s consumer and carer advisory group? They are recruiting to fill 2 vacancies for: A person who has used clinical mental health services since 2014 A person who works or has worked in a declared consumer role in a clinical mental health service. The Tribunal Advisory Group

Maggie’s Going Away Party

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Maggie has been an amazing CEO and we are excited to be putting on a party to see her off. We are calling all interested consumers and members to come down and join us on: Tuesday 18th of May3:00pm to 6pm@ The VMIAC Warehouse as we celebrate all the amazing things Maggie has done in

What is Recovery: VMIAC Video Series

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These videos are powerful and emotional insights into what recovery means to every individual and how people draw strength and insight from their lived experiences of mental health and wellbeing. Simone This video we talk to Simone about how you can’t change the past, but you can rectify the future. Robin This video we talk