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Information session for Consumer Register

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We are excited to be hosting a number of information session in regards to the VMIAC consumer register. VMIAC is staffed by people with a lived experience of mental illness and emotional distress. We know the value of peer support and the power of lived experience to build radical social change. Our history illustrates this,

Consumers in Governance – Pilot Program

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VMIAC is developing a pilot governance training program for consumers.  This is significant piece of work in anticipation of the demand for consumer leadership to participate in the governance arrangements of the new Mental Health system as envisaged by the Royal Commission. Consumers Leading in Governance is a pilot governance training and development program for

Remunerated Workshop Opportunities

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VMIAC is partnering with the University of South Australia and the National Mental Health Commission to host two remuerated focus groups which explore consumer perspectives on person-centered care and consumer directed care concepts in mental health care provision. Sessions are as follows: December 7th 12:30pm December 13th 1pm Additional Reading

VMIAC CEO Update with Craig Wallace

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Watch this weeks CEO Update to find out about paid workshop opportunities, as well as some important news about proposed constitutional amendments at this years AGM. Click here to register for the AGM Workshop registration coming soon.

Executive Assistant Position

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Executive Assistant Position VMIAC is currently advertising for an Executive Assistant. This role is perfect for someone talented at providing proactive, timely and confidential executive administrative support. In this role you will be directly supporting the CEO and Deputy CEO in tasks including diary management, organising meetings, travel and accommodation, preparing documents, reports, letters, submissions

VMIAC Membership Update

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We wished to update the membership base on what’s happening behind the scenes at VMIAC in relation to the Membership and the Consumer Register.    You may remember that following the Royal Commission (RC) into Mental Health VMIAC received additional funding from the Department of Health. VMIAC used the additional budget allocation to create key positions.    One role

CEO Update with Craig Wallace | 12.11.21

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A week after the awards, and only a bit to go before the AGM, there is so much going on at VMIAC. Watch this weeks CEO update to find out about our Disability Royal Commission Work, our post awards contents, our AGM, operational updates, and more.

Mary O’Hagan as the Victorian Government’s first Executive Director of Lived Experience.

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VMIAC is excited to hear of the appointment of Mary O’Hagan as the Victorian Government first Executive Director of Lived Experience. Mary O’Hagan has been a leading voice in the lived experience movement for more than 35 years and her appointment and the creation of this role shows the importance lived experience voices have in

Disability Royal Commission Information and Support Session

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Do you have an important story to share about your experiences of psychosocial disability?Hosted by Xan and Romy, our DRC Peer Support Workers, this session will help you learn how you can make a submission and find out more about the Disability Royal Commission. If you are unsure if your experiences count as part of

Local Services Consultation

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Local Adult and Older Adult Mental Health and Wellbeing Services (Local Services) are a key part of the rollout of the Mental Health Royal Commissions Recommendations. As part of this rollout, Local Adult and Older Adult Mental Health and Wellbeing Services would like to invite you to register to participate in place-based engagement forums for