Month: January 2022

January 26th Message

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We want to take January 26th to acknowledge that VMIAC sits on the land of the Wurundjeri people, land where sovereignty has never been ceded. We take today to acknowledge that this always was, and always will be Aboriginal land. We acknowledge that First Nations people have suffered greatly from the effects of colonialism, both

Consumer Register Information Sessions February

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Due to popular demand, we are putting on more VMIAC Consumer Register Information Sessions for February. VMIAC’s Consumer Register is your chance to be a part of the change you want to see in Victoria’s Mental Health System. If you are presently, or have every thought of becoming, a peer worker, consumer leader, or lived

Disability Royal Commission Dates

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Disability Royal Commission submissions are now open till the 31st of December 2022, with private sessions open for registrations until the 30th of June 2022. This time will go by in a heartbeat, so if you want to ensure your voice is heard, and your community is represented in advocating for important change in our

Participant Application: Consumers Leading in Governance

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Consumers Leading in Governance is an exciting pilot program for emerging consumer who are ready to take the next step in their consumer leadership journey. Its objective is to build capacity of mental health consumers to participate in the leadership and governance arrangements across the new mental health system. The program is comprised of two

Flexible meal preparation and delivery: NDIS announcement

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Meal preparation and delivery- funding flexibility currently available from 12 January 2022 to 28 February 2022 The NDIS have announced changes to meal preparation and delivery as a Covid-19 support. This applies until 28 February 2022 NDIS participants with Core funding for support worker hours to help with meal preparation or shopping can now flexibly

Important Midsumma Announcement

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We are sad to announce that we will not be present at this year’s 2022 Midsumma Carnival.After reviewing case numbers over the last weeks and the evolving COVID-19 situation, we have decided that for the safety of our staff, members, and the community in general, we are withdrawing this weekend’s stall. We were really looking

New CHECK-IN Program

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Journey of Our Lives is 10-week program for people aged 18+ who have lived experience of emotional distress. 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 and/or mental health service use, we all

Exciting New Opportunities in our Membership Team

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Bring your energy & lived experience to support VMIAC’s efforts to build the collective power of consumers to lead systemic change of Victoria Mental Health & Wellbeing services  CONTEXT  Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council (VMIAC) is Victoria’s peak body for people who have a lived experience of mental health or emotional challenges. We are run

Consumer Register Information Session

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Ever thought of using your lived experience to change the system and to help other individuals. VMIAC’s Consumer Register is your chance to be a part of the change you want to see in Victoria’s Mental Health System. If you are presently, or have every thought of becoming, a peer worker, consumer leader, or lived

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. About this event 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