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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. <!-- wp:paragraph...

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! <!--...

Peer support to make your own submission to the Royal Commission into Mental Health

Would you like peer support to prepare your own submission? From June, VMIAC will be travelling around Victoria to support consumers/survivors to make submissions to the Royal Commission into Mental Health. Anyone can make a submission directly to the Royal Commission on their website. You don’t have to use the VMIAC service to make a submission. <!-- wp:paragraph...

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.

Get Involved with the Royal Commission

March 13, 2019 | Royal Commission

The Victorian Government established a Royal Commission into Victoria\'s Mental Health System (Royal Commission) - the first of its kind in Australia. The Royal Commission is led by Penny Armytage as chairperson, supported by commissioners Professor Bernadette McSherry, Professor Allan Fels AO and Dr Alex Cockram. Jodie Geissler is CEO. The Royal Commission will inquire into and report on how Victoria\'s...

Royal Commission – Update

February 28, 2019 | Royal Commission

VMIAC issues a media release in response to Royal Commission announcements. We expressed disappointment that: None of the commissioners have lived experience as a consumerAbuse was not expressly included as part of the terms of reference We know that these issues, amongst others, were of critical importance to many people. <!--...

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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