Month: September 2021

EoI: Support for Consumer Perspective Supervisors – Victoria, 2021

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Are you a consumer who is currently providing discipline specific supervision to members of the Victorian mental health consumer workforce, and would like to access ongoing supports to enhance your practice as a supervisor? If so, then this project may be of interest to you. Background This project, supported by the Victorian Mental Illness Awareness

Remunerated Peer research opportunity

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Independent evaluators, ARTD Consultants and Taylor Fry, are doing a research project on behalf of the Victorian Department of Health. They are looking for People in Victoria who are or have worked in a lived/living experienced role in a mental health or drug and alcohol service, either in a personal or family/ carer role. Participants

Become a member now

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The VMIAC AGM is coming up . If you want to be involved, and aren’t a member, don’t worry. Membership is free, and you have until the 6th of October to sign up if you want to be involved with the AGM. Click here to find out more!

CEO Update 17.09

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In this weeks CEO Update find out more about the VMIAC Award, our Disability Royal Commission work, our new staff, and more.

Image description/Alt text: Black text on coloured background. Call for adults with disability without NDIS funding living in Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia, and their families and carers, to complete surveys about their experiences of finding support and services. Research by MDI, BSL and Baptcare.

What, where and how – research into experiences of adults with disability participating in the community without NDIS funding

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Melbourne Disability Institute, Brotherhood of St Lawrence and Baptcare are calling for adults with disability without NDIS funding living in Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia, and their families and carers, to complete surveys about their experiences of finding support and services. What is this research about? Approximately 4 million Australians with disability do not receive

Disability Royal Commission Update

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As consumers, we understand the value of putting trust in people and services to support and care for us. Too often, however, our trust is betrayed. These experiences can wound us, traumatise us, and negatively impact how we see ourselves and the world.  The Disability Royal Commission’s latest progress report, published in August 2021, again

Heidi Everett

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“An exquisite literary memoir about the wonder, the humour, and the realities that exist beyond what is printed in a person’s mental health file” Heidi is a wonderful friend of VMIAC and is currently doing a series of talks in regards to her memoir, My Friend Fox, exploring her experiences of mental health, disability and

Local Service Implementation

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The Victorian Government are currently asking for feedback on the future of Local Services, as part of their implementation of the Royal Commissions Recommendations. As part of this they are currently running a number of surveys, group discussions, and one on one consultations. Find out more below! Survey on the Local Services Engage Victoria website

CEO Update With Craig Wallace | 03.09.21

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Check out this weeks CEO Update with Craig to hear all the details about nominations for the VMIAC awards, new exciting staff appointments and more.

Disability, mental health, and the pandemic

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“In these moments, time changes to something we push through to reach the other side. We are well versed in holding onto the hope that things will improve”. Read our latest Lived Experience Blog by Sar, on Disability, Mental Health, and the Pandemic. Click here to read