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DISABILITY ROYAL COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING #6: THE USE OF PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATION, BEHAVIOUR SUPPORT AND BEHAVIOURS OF CONCERN | DAY 4 SUMMARY

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If you were triggered or distressed by anything in Friday’s hearing and are looking for peer connection and support, call our CHECK-IN service 1800 845 009 or find out more here. VMIAC Publications For more information on our position on Seclusion and Restraint, download our Seclusion Report #2 and our Seclusion and Restraint Position Statement

Introducing our new Consumer Research Development Officer, Brent Allan

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VMIAC is extremely excited to welcome our new Consumer Research Development Officer on board, Brent Allan. Here’s a bit of background of how Brent got to VMIAC. Brent has most recently been a senior advisor focusing upon programs and policy for both the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine based in

Message from CEO Tricia Szirom – 28th of September

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CEO Update! Check out this week’s CEO update featuring Tricia Szirom. This is Tricia’s final update as CEO, so click here to find out more about what we have been up to, and what the future brings.

CHECK-IN during COVID-19

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If your mental health has been affected by yesterday’s announcement about the ease of some restrictions, and you’d benefit from peer-based support, get in touch with our CHECK-IN team on 1800 845 009. CHECK-IN is not a crisis service. If you, or someone you know is in crisis, please call Lifeline or Beyond Blue. We

‘Theatre of strength’: where the thin blue line meets the mental health crisis | The Guardian

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Our Chair, Dr Chris Maylea, speaks with The Guardian about our concerns with police being untrained to de-escalate situations with people suffering from mental illness and the damaging effects their recent violence has had, not only on the person they’re apprehending, but on all people living with mental or emotional distress. “If somebody seeks help

DISABILITY ROYAL COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING #6: THE USE OF PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATION, BEHAVIOUR SUPPORT AND BEHAVIOURS OF CONCERN | DAY 3 SUMMARY

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If you were triggered or distressed by anything in yesterday’s hearing and are looking for peer connection and support, call our Check-In service 1800 845 009 or find out more here. VMIAC Publications For more information on our position on Seclusion and Restraint, download our Seclusion Report #2 and our Seclusion and Restraint Position Statement

DISABILITY ROYAL COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING #6: THE USE OF PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATION, BEHAVIOUR SUPPORT AND BEHAVIOURS OF CONCERN | DAY 2 SUMMARY

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If you were triggered or distressed by anything in yesterday’s hearing and are looking for peer connection and support, call our Check-In service 1800 845 009 or find out more here. VMIAC Publications For more information on our position on Seclusion and Restraint, download our Seclusion Report #2 and our Seclusion and Restraint Position Statement

Disability Royal Commission Public Hearing #6: The Use of Psychotropic Medication, Behaviour Support and Behaviours of Concern | Day 1 Summary

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If you were triggered or distressed by anything in yesterday’s hearing and are looking for peer connection and support, call our Check-In service 1800 845 009 or find out more here. VMIAC Publications For more information on our position on Seclusion and Restraint, download our Seclusion Report #2 and our Seclusion and Restraint Position Statement

Day 2 of the Disability Royal Commission’s Public Hearing #6

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It is day 2 of public hearing 6, where the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability will speak with 7 new witnesses about psychotropic medication, behaviour support and behaviours of concern. We were disappointed that the breadth of psychosocial disabilities was not represented in yesterday’s hearing, including people living

Do you have experience in the Emergency Department due to your mental health? ACEM will remunerate you for sharing your story.

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Please note, the deadline for this is end of business Wednesday 23rd September. Do you have experience in the Emergency Department due to your mental health? ACEM will remunerate you for sharing your story. Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) want to hear from people with a lived experience of mental or emotional distress to