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Perceptions of Dangerousness Research Project

October 15, 2019 |

We hope to find new ways for the mental health system to think about violence, aggression and danger which promote equity and safety for both consumers and nurses. VMIAC is pleased to support this new research project that is addressing an important issue for consumers. We encourage eligible people to think about becoming a participant.

The Douglas Weston Memorial Trust

August 12, 2019 |

VMIAC is pleased to be able to offer awards from The Douglas Weston Memorial Trust to consumers of Victoria. The intended purpose of these awards is to support the recipients in their health and wellbeing. There are six awards and each award will be for $600 in 2019. To be eligible for the award you must: Have...

Royal Commission – Update – Peer Support Workshops

June 13, 2019 | Royal Commission

The Royal Commission into Mental Health is taking submissions until 5 July. This is an important opportunity to speak up about the issues that matter most to YOU. What\'s a submission? A submission is just a way to tell them what matters to you. You can read about submissions and make an online submission, on the Royal Commission website here.

New, free self-advocacy sessions on the NDIS. Don’t miss out!

May 16, 2019 | EventsNDISSelf-advocacy

Did you know that people who are able to advocate for themselves are likely to get better outcomes from the NDIS? VMIAC, IMHA (Independent Mental Health Advocacy service) and Tandem have joined together to bring you two new self-advocacy sessions on the NDIS. Workshops are freeTravel costs will be reimbursedGreat tips and resources providedBookings are essential We hope you can join us!

CEO Update 1st April 2019

Maggie Toko and Indigo Daya give an update on the Royal Commission. This update talks about ways that you can have your say during the Royal Commission. Check out the new Royal Commission website: www.rcvmhs.vic.gov.au If you want support from VMIAC during the Royal Commission, including support to make your own...

Supported Decision Making

March 28, 2019 | Human Rights

Check out this information flyer about Supported Decision Making, developed by local consumers Cath Roper, Vrinda Edan, Wanda Bennetts and Indigo Daya.  This is a brief introduction to what Supported Decision Making means, and how to do it. The flyer has been endorsed by VMIAC, the Independent Mental Health Advocacy service (IMHA) and the Centre for Psychiatric Nursing (CPN). 

Royal Commission – Update

March 15, 2019 | Royal Commission

The National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum (NMHCCF) expresses public support for VMIAC in the Mental Health Australia newsletter, backing VMIAC’s concerns about the lack of consumer inclusion in the Royal Commission.

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VMIAC would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work, and to pay respect to elders past and present