Month: August 2021

Carer Jobs Needed

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There are few things as rewarding in life than working with your heart and your mind together. There is a huge shortage of people working in care related roles. This government resource is a great resource for those looking to support their community.

VMIAC AWARDs 2021

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In 2016 VMIAC, as the peak body for consumers in Victoria sponsored the inaugural Consumer Awards.  These awards recognised the significant contribution that consumer workers have made to Victoria over the previous 20 years.  We hosted this award again in 2018 to massive success.  This year, in 2021, VMIAC once again, will sponsor an opportunity

2021 Lived Experience Payment Survey

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Work is being done to understand the impact and breadth of paid participation in workshops, focus groups and other lived experience participation. If you have been involved with participating in lived experience consultation, check out this survey. Click here to fill out the Survey

Experiences of police apprehension for psychosocial disability: a co-designed investigation

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Have you been taken to a mental health service by police?  We want to hear about your experience.   Funded by the National Disability Research Partnership, a team from RMIT University, and partnering with VMIAC (Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council), is speaking to people about their experiences. The research team includes consumer academics.   If you are over 18 years old, have been

CEO Update

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We may all be working from home, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have some great things in store. Check out our latest CEO Update with Craig, to find out more about The VMIAC Awards, the next AGM, and how we are adjusting to lockdown.

VMIAC AWARDS AND AGM

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We are really excited to announce the dates for our AGM and the long-awaited return of the VMIAC Awards!Details are to be determined soon, so watch this space. But now is a great time to start thinking about nominees. Awards will be given for those who have strived for human rights, diversity, consumer workers, and

Identity and Belonging: Cultural Relevance in Mental Health Services

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“I began to realise that my inability to connect with mental health services was not for a lack of trying or because I am picky or difficult, but rather because the health systems in place are not designed to fill the needs of people like me.” Read our latest blog by VMIAC’s Lauren to see

Expression of Interest for Lived Experience Co-Facilitators –

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IMHA Self-Advocacy for the NDIS (Virtual Workshops) The IMHA Self-Advocacy for the NDIS training series aims to train NDIS service providers, and other mental health professionals in the Self-Advocacy for the NDIS model. Graduates of the training package will obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to: – Deliver workshops to their colleagues on Self-Advocacy for

Lockdown Update

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Due to the recent increase in case numbers, all of our staff will be working from home as of the 17th of August for the time being. Up until recently, we have had a small number of staff in the office, but with the increased case numbers and exposure sites, we have decided to make

Welcome Gabriel

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We are really excited to Welcome Gabriel to the team here at VMIAC. Gabriel is the Senior Policy and Research Lead at VMIAC. He plays an executive role supporting the development of organisational priorities in policy, research and VMIACs advocacy agenda. Gabriel is passionate about mental health, recovery and wellbeing. Gabriel has been a social