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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. <!--...

Expressions of Interest: Lived Experience Advisory Group (Mental Health)

February 11, 2019 | Expressions of Interest

Seeking expressions of interest to join the Lived Experience Advisory Group (Mental Health) Please feel free to circulate this to your networks to enable all consumers and carers/family members to have the opportunity to nominate. To express interest, people must complete questions in the attached form and return this form to danilo.digiacomo@dhhs.vic.gov.au  by close of business Monday 25 February 2019. <!-- /wp:paragraph...

Royal Commission – Update

January 31, 2019 | Royal Commission

VMIAC makes a formal submission about the terms of reference. We called for 10 additional issues to be included in the scope of the Royal Commission, for support and accessibility, and for consumers to have leadership roles at all levels of 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