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VMIAC needs your feedback on the recommendations from the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System interim report!
We are now inviting creative responses to the recommendations. This is your chance to show us how the mental health system looks and feels when it is supporting you best. Your creative response can take the form of creative writing (short story, poetry, article or essay) visual art (illustration, painting, photography or sculpture) or a song or jingle! You can submit your creative work/s via email or post, or through our website. Your work/s can respond to one recommendation from the interim report, or multiple.
In June, VMIAC is submitting a written report to the Royal Commission with feedback from consumers on the interim report’s recommendations. We believe that including some creative responses in our report will more accurately represent the needs of consumers in Victoria. This is your chance to show us how the mental health system looks and feels when it is supporting you best.
What do I submit?
VMIAC is seeking creative responses to Recommendations 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 from the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System interim report.
Your submission/s will reflect a future mental health system that is “responsive, accessible and equitable” (interim report, p. 14) using the creative medium/s of your choice. How do you feel and how does the mental health system look when it is supporting you best?
You can use the recommendations as a guide and interpret them however you want. We are especially interested to know what you think can be added to the recommendations.
To read the interim report summary, click here.
How to Submit?
- Send your work(s) through our online form here.
- Email your work(s) via attachment or link to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Creative Submission”.
- Post your work(s) to VMIAC’S offices at Building 1, 22 Aintree Street, Brunswick East, Melbourne, Vic, 3057.
Please note: Only some works will be selected for publication in our final report. You will be notified via your supplied contact if your work is selected.
If you have any questions about your submission or require more information, please contact us at (03) 9390 3900 or email@example.com.
If you require a canvas for your artwork, please phone VMIAC reception on (03) 9390 3900 and we can provide one for you.