Mental Health Reform Victoria (MHRV) has announced the appointment of two senior lived experience advisors to support the implementation of the Mental Health Royal Commissions interim recommendations. The appointment of the lived experience advisors are important roles within MHRV and will provide expert advice across the organisation to ensure that lived experience perspectives are at
Read VMIAC’s response to the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System’s Interim Report here.
Special CEO Update in relation to the Royal Commission into Victoria’s mental health system interim report (features Maggie and Vrinda)
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
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
VMIAC released a 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 mental health services
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.