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Royal Commission Issues Paper

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The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability are asking people to share their views about what an inclusive society looks like and how we can become one as part of their new issues paper. Responses are due by 2 April 2021. Click here to find out more!

New Year, New Opportunities

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2021 brings a new year and new opportunities. We have a lot of amazing projects in the works, as well as podcasts, blogs and other content highlighting some of the diversity of needs, perspectives, and experiences of those engaged with the mental health system in Victoria. Reply below what diverse perspectives, issues, and topics you

Workshop 9: How to make the System Diverse

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We are looking to speak to individuals from diverse backgrounds, especially those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds who have a lived experience of Victoria’s mental health system, as part of our Royal Commission consultations. All attendees will be remunerated for their time. If you want to ensure your voice, and the voices of your

Royal Commission Workshops

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New dates announced for our Royal Commission Workshops. In preparation for the Royal Commission’s final report due in February, we want to ensure our responses are guided by lived experience. Click here to register and ensure your voice is heard.

CEO Update with Maggie Toko | 6th of January 2021

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Happy New Year. Click here to watch our latest CEO update with Maggie Toko to find out more about what this new year will bring for us here at VMIAC.

VMIAC Holiday Closure

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Our offices will be closed from the 24th of December to the 4th of January. Thank you all so much for being involved with VMIAC over the last year. We look forward to seeing what the new year brings, and wish you all a wonderful time over the holidays. See you all in 2021!

CEO Update with Maggie Toko | 21st of December

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Season’s greetings everyone! Watch our latest and final CEO Update for 2020 to find out more about our holiday closures and about some of the services available over the holiday period. We look forward to seeing all of you again in 2021.

MHCC Advisory Council: Expressions of Interest are Open

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The Mental Health Complaints Commission (MHCC) are looking for consumers, families, carers, and individuals working in mental health services for their Advisory Council. The MHCC aims for Advisory Council to represent the views and experiences of the whole community and are encouraging applications from people with diverse life experiences.

VMIAC Holiday Service List

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VMIAC’s offices will be closed over the holiday period, between the 24th of December and the 4th of January. As a result services such as our NDIS advocacy team and CHECK-IN will not be available during this time. Though our staff will be taking a much needed break to spend some time with their families

Intake now open for the Lived Experience DBT Art Skills program

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The Lived Experience DBT Art Skills program aims to provide access to DBT skills in alternative ways from the verbal therapy structure. Using trauma-informed and strengths-based peer support models of practice as well as Art Therapy approaches, people will be encouraged to learn DBT skills in ways that they may not have had access to