Category: News

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.

Brain Control: The impact of science and technology on our mental health, law and privacy


ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function On the 4th of December 2019, VMIAC’s COO Vrinda Edan spoke on the panel held at the State Library Victoria to discuss the virtues and risks of our digital health data being captured and used by business, governments and other organisations. Panellists: Mr Sven Bluemmel – Victorian

Perceptions of Dangerousness Research Project


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


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

Supported Decision Making


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