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Events

5th February 2020 – Consumer Forum Lunch followed by Guest speaker Penny Armytage, Chairperson of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System. Full details will be on our events page soon.

Special CEO VMIAC Update

CEO Update, Royal Commission

Special CEO Update in relation to the Royal Commission into Victoria’s mental health system interim report (features Maggie and Vrinda)

Video – CEO Update

CEO Update

Maggie Toko gives an update on the latest news from VMIAC.

Video – CEO Update

CEO Update

Maggie Toko gives an update on the latest news from VMIAC.

Perceptions of Dangerousness Research Project

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We hope to find new ways for the mental health system to think about violence, aggression and danger which promote equity and safety for both consumers and nurses. VMIAC is pleased to support this new research project that is addressing an important issue for consumers. We encourage eligible people to think about becoming a participant.

Video – CEO Update

CEO Update

Vrinda Edan gives an update on the latest news from VMIAC.

The Douglas Weston Memorial Trust

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VMIAC is pleased to be able to offer awards from The Douglas Weston Memorial Trust to consumers of Victoria. The intended purpose of these awards is to support the recipients in their health and wellbeing. There are six awards and each award will be for $600 in 2019. To be eligible for the award you

Royal Commission – Update – Peer Support Workshops

Royal Commission

The Royal Commission into Mental Health is taking submissions until 5 July. This is an important opportunity to speak up about the issues that matter most to YOU. What’s a submission? A submission is just a way to tell them what matters to you. You can read about submissions and make an online submission, on

New, free self-advocacy sessions on the NDIS. Don’t miss out!

Events, NDIS, Self-Advocacy

Did you know that people who are able to advocate for themselves are likely to get better outcomes from the NDIS? VMIAC, IMHA (Independent Mental Health Advocacy service) and Tandem have joined together to bring you two new self-advocacy sessions on the NDIS. Workshops are free Travel costs will be reimbursed Great tips and resources