We are sad to announce that we will not be present at this year’s 2022 Midsumma Carnival.
After reviewing case numbers over the last weeks and the evolving COVID-19 situation, we have decided that for the safety of our staff, members, and the community in general, we are withdrawing this weekend’s stall.
We were really looking forward for the chance to see all of you in person, and talk to you, our members and the lived experience consumers who use Victorias mental health system about how we can help you and what we are doing to improve the lives of consumers on individual and systemic levels. We especially were looking forward to reaching out LGBTQIA+ communities, who are over represented in a system that often dismisses or fails to understand your experiences and your needs.
LGBTQIA+ community members make up a decent portion of our membership, staff, and stakeholders, and we are disappointed that this year we will not be attending. We look forward to seeing you all soon, and in the meantime, we have plenty of online and remote events and consultations, to support all Victorian consumers, no matter who you are, or where you live.