Category: Royal Commission

Moving from harms to humanity

News, Royal Commission

Read VMIAC’s response to the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System’s Interim Report here.

Special CEO VMIAC Update

CEO Update, Royal Commission

Special CEO Update in relation to the Royal Commission into Victoria’s mental health system interim report (features Maggie and Vrinda)

Royal Commission – Update – Peer Support Workshops

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

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

Peer Support, Royal Commission

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

Seclusion Report: How safe is my hospital?

Human Rights, Restrictive Practices, Royal Commission

VMIAC has just released a new report that ranks 23 hospital-based mental health services, from best to worst, based on how often they use ‘seclusion’. Download the report here. Download our media release here. Download a list of the managing services of mental health units. What is seclusion? Seclusion is a ‘restrictive’ practice used in

CEO Update 1st April 2019

CEO Update, Royal Commission

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 personal submission, register with

Royal Commission – Update

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.