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VMIAC News Summary

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It has been amazing seeing the media attention VMIAC and rights of consumers voices have been receiving since the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System was released yesterday. Ensuring that consumer voices are at the forefront of this discussion has been something we have been pushing for since this investigation started, and it’s amazing

Royal Commission Update!

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We are really excited about the recommendations that have come out of the Royal Commission and the government’s commitment to their implementation. We are currently working hard to read through and analyse all 3000 pages (13kg) of the final report so watch this space as we continue to deliver updates on our findings, perspectives, and

Royal Commission Briefings

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The Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System is being released tomorrow! As a part of our work to keep you informed we will be hosting a series of briefings with members discussing what the report recommends and how that will affect us as consumers. Click here to register for our first briefing next Thursday

CEO Update with Maggie Toko | 1st of March 2021

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The Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System is being released tomorrow! Check out this week’s CEO update with Maggie Toko to find out more about what we are doing in preparation for this important event, as well as updates on other amazing VMIAC projects.

PhD Scholarship Opportunity

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PhD Scholarship Opportunity Melbourne Social Equity Institute in partnership with the Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council A new scholarship is being offered to explore what is required to build and support consumer leadership capacity among the mental health consumer movement in Victoria Applications close on 5:00 pm (AEST) Wednesday 14 April 2021 This Australian Government

Voices Vic Announcements

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Voices Vic have some new and exciting initiatives for 2021: including a Youth Program, NDIS Psychosocial Recovery Coaching, One on One Program and peer lead online training programs. Please look below to find out more! Trainings about The Hearing Voices Approach (3 Day Online Training) Hearing Voices Group Facilitation (4 day online Training)

Dialogue (R)Evoloution

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Dialogue (R)Evoloution is an invitation to explore (dia)logical ways of working in mental health and social crises, repeated to connect with people across different time zones.

Project Advisory Group Callout! pwda

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Engage-In is an exciting new project by People with Disability Australia, funded by the Department of Social Services (DSS) to break down the structural and cultural barriers people with psychosocial disability living in institutional settings face when trying to access services. The project aims to inform and support people living in these settings to access

Sincerely Survivor at Adelaide Fringe 19 Feb – 21 March

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In an era where the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System is due to be released any day, we sit on the edges of our seats awaiting the hope of a new and reformed mental health system. Come join us on a journey of mental health advocacy and artistry – an invitation to healing

Schizy Inc Artist Call Out

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Schizy Inc currently has two exciting arts callouts for artists with diverse mental health. The Mojo Festival of Films, and Animo, an illustration exhibition showing the importance of companion animals, are coming up.Keep Reading to find out more! Animo  Illustration Exhibition Melbourne City Library Gallery May 2021.  Seeking works on paper featuring artwork of beloved