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Lived Experience Advisory Group | Expression of Interest

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Introduction The Lived Experience Advisory Group (LEAG) was established to ensure that consumer, family and carers are partners in public mental health policy development, service design and delivery. The overall purpose of the Lived Experience Advisory Group (LEAG) is to: Ensure lived experience perspectives are incorporated into the operations of the Mental Health Branch. Provide

It’s All in Your Head

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There is a lot of stigma towards mental health. “For a lot of us who are engaged with mental health services, this is one of the most obvious statements in the world. For many of us, every day is a reminder of this very fact. We struggle to reach out because we are worried that

What If…the mental health system allowed us all to speak our diverse truths fearlessly? | Craig Wallace

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The next in our ‘What If…’ webinar series will see Craig Wallace discuss, What If…the mental health system allowed us all to speak our diverse truths fearlessly? Craig’s webinar will pose challenges to the mental health system as well as to consumers. He will discuss how the critically important consumer challenges to the mental health system

Understanding the experiences of NDIS participants with psychosocial disability when engaging with the NDIS workforce |VMIAC Survey

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Want to have your say on the NDIS workforce? We have created a nationwide survey for NDIS participants with a psychosocial disability that seeks to explore their experiences of receiving support from workers employed within the NDIS. The results of this survey will inform state, territory and commonwealth strategies to build the capacity of the

Do you live with diabetes?

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Do you live with diabetes? Does living with diabetes impact your mental and emotional health? We’d like to hear from you and share your story! Diabetes can be hard to manage and doesn’t always go to plan, which can be extremely exhausting and lead to distress. Get in touch if this has impacted you, on

My Mental Health Journey to Acceptance and Purpose By Sue | Consumer Short Film Series

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Our member, Sue, shares her journey of mental health and life challenges, and her path from this to acceptance and purpose! Check out all the stories in our Consumer Short Film Series here.

Mental Health and COVID-19 Survey Findings

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We designed and shared a survey with our members to find out exactly what was happening and how we could support them during this time. The survey ran for three weeks and included eighteen questions, including demographics, mental health experience pre and post COVID, helpful coping mechanisms and how VMIAC and other organisations can support

Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety | VMIAC Survey

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Have you received care in aged care services for your mental health or know someone who has? We want to share your experiences with the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety to better understand the quality of care, safety and services currently provided, and what needs to change! Survey closes 20th July! Things cannot change

𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐈𝐟…𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐧𝐨 𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐠𝐦𝐚 𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚 𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬?

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Next up in our ‘What If…’ webinar series, we will be hearing from Charlotte Stockwell discussing, “𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐈𝐟…𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐧𝐨 𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐠𝐦𝐚 𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚 𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬?” Register for free here! With a long background in mental health, Charlotte has developed innovative services for vulnerable people; contributed to integral work within the mental health system;