Month: December 2021

Holiday Resource List

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VMIAC’s offices will be closed over the holiday period, between 1.00pm the 24th of December and the 4th of January. As a result services such as our Advocacy, NDIS, and CHECK-IN will not be available during this time. Though our staff will be taking a much needed break to spend some time with their families

VMIAC Awards 2021 Highlights

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The 2021 VMIAC Awards was an exciting event that celebrated consumers and their allies and the work they have done to champion the rights and lived experience of their peers. As lived experience consumers, our voices have often been ignored, or outright silenced, by systems that have refused to treat us as the experts of

CEO Update with Craig Wallace 20th of December 2021

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The end of the year is upon us, and we are working on wrapping a few things up for the new year. Watch this weeks CEO Update to hear about our opening times over the break, as well as a brief teaser into what 2022 brings.

New CHECK-IN Program

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Journey of Our Lives is 10-week program for people aged 18-30 who have lived experience of emotional distress. Click here to register! About this event What is a skill, some piece of knowledge you’ve accumulated, or a strength, that helps you or your community keep moving forward? As people with lived experience of emotional distress

Consumer Register Survey

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In order to better understand our membership and develop our Consumer Register, we are excited to be launching a Consumer Register survey. This survey will help us as we develop not just how we interact with our consumer register, but also the opportunities available. We would love it if you could take the couple of

Discrimination and Mental Health Position Paper

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On world Human Rights day we are drawing attention to the the discrimination regularly faced by Mental health consumers. These experiences not just causes harm, but drastically impact the outcomes for consumers and their wellbeing. Inequities in social determinants, discrimination in public life, failures to ensure the right to equality before the law and structural

Consumer Register Opportunity for Young Consumers!

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Your lived experience matters!  Be apart of the reform process Are you a young consumer of mental health services? Or do you know someone who:  Used Victoria’s Youth Prevention and Recovery Care (YPARC) residential homes?   A young consumer (16 to 25) who may not have used YPARC services but are eligible for them  May have been excluded despite potentially benefiting from YPARC’s   If

CEO Update with Craig Wallace and Fiona Reidy

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Tune in for this weeks CEO update featuring VMIAC CEO Craig Wallace, and Deputy CEO Fiona Reidy as they both go over some of the exciting things you can get involved in this week at VMIAC.

Information session for Consumer Register

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We are excited to be hosting a number of information session in regards to the VMIAC consumer register. VMIAC is staffed by people with a lived experience of mental illness and emotional distress. We know the value of peer support and the power of lived experience to build radical social change. Our history illustrates this,

Consumers in Governance – Pilot Program

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VMIAC is developing a pilot governance training program for consumers.  This is significant piece of work in anticipation of the demand for consumer leadership to participate in the governance arrangements of the new Mental Health system as envisaged by the Royal Commission. Consumers Leading in Governance is a pilot governance training and development program for