Category: News

Nominations

VMIAC AGM will be held on November 25th from 4 – 6 pm (on-line)

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The annual election for Committee members to replace retiring members will form part of that meeting and VMIAC is currently accepting nominations for the Committee.  VMIAC is central to reforms of the mental health system. There has never been a more exciting time to apply for the Committee of Management.  VMIAC is currently accepting nominations

A talk with Janet Karagounis – Winner of the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award

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In preparation for the the 2021 VMIAC awards we had a talk with Janet Karagounis, winner of the 2018 VMIAC Lifetime Achievement Award, on why these awards are so special, and why people need to come to this wonderful night. Click here to register for the 2021 VMIAC Awards – 6pm November 5th.

Chapters of Our Journey Peer Support Group

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We pass through different chapters of our journey as people using our lived experience of mental health challenges, recovery, and healing in our work. We encounter storms and obstacles along the way. We take time to rest. We celebrate reaching our destination. Chapters of Our Journey is a space for co-reflection, collective care, and connecting

VMIAC CEO Update with Craig Wallace 15.10.21

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With the VMIAC awards and the AGM on the horizon, we have been really busy at VMIAC. Watch this week’s CEO update to find out about this and more! Update: AGM is confirmed for November 25th 4-6 pm

BUILDING HOMES WITH THE COMMUNITY

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Homes Victoria wants to build homes in the future for Victorians experiencing unstable housing and who require ongoing treatment, care and support for mental illness. Read the information below to find out how you can provide your feedback on this amazing project. Read more information below.

EoI Interim Regional Boards

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Expressions of Interest’s are now open for Chairs of Victoria’s eight new Interim Regional Boards. This is the result of the government’s commitment to the Royal Commission Recommendations. Please share to ensure that these boards are full of people from diverse lived experience backgrounds. Click here to find out more

National Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Strategy EOI

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Expressions of Interest are now open for people with personal lived experience of mental ill-health and people with lived experience of caring and support to participate in workshops to guide the development of the National Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Strategy. These workshops will bring together people with direct lived experience of mental ill-health, families, friends,

Quick Co-Design Test

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This learning tool is designed to help you think about co-design. Your responses are anonymous. You can access the tool here There are four sections and prompts appear after each section based on your answers.You can exit anytime or return to a previous question. What this tool isn’tThis tool is not advice, it is not

VMIAC Awards Registrations

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Registrations are now open to attend The 2021 VMIAC Awards! In 2016 VMIAC, the peak body for consumer advocacy in Victoria, hosted the inaugural Consumer Awards. These Awards recognised the significant contribution that consumer workers made in Victoria. Click here to register via Eventbrite VMIAC then hosted these Awards again in 2018 to great success

Urgent Action Needed to Keep Family Violence Survivors Safe in Hospitals

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Women’s Health Victoria(WHV), the Women’s Mental Health Alliance and mental health consumer peak the Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council(VMIAC) have ongoing concerns about the high costs of mental health misdiagnosis to family violence survivors and the increased risk this creates to their safety. In light of recent news reports of recommendations made by the Mental