New Campaign Consultant advocacy opportunity
VMIAC is looking for a Campaign Consultant to help us advocate for a change to the budget decision which saw no funding allocated to 'The Agency'.
Our response to the Victorian State Budget
Read VMIAC's response to the Victorian State Budget.
Joint Letter to the Attorney-General: Victoria’s Anti-vilification Framework
Read the joint letter VMIAC co-signed to the Attorney General of Victoria Jaclyn Symes regarding urgent reform of Victoria's anti-vilification framework.
Read VMIAC’s submission to the NDIS Review
Read VMIAC's NDIS Review Submission written by lived and living experience workers who are also NDIS participants.
Free tickets to ‘Beautiful Highness’ play
20 free tickets are available for VMIAC members to see the screening of the 'Beautiful Higness' play at Chapel Off Chapel.on Tuesday May 23 at 7:30pm.
CEO UPDATE WITH CRAIG WALLACE | 17.05.2023
Learn about the NDIS, the National Consumer Peak, the Federal Budget, the Mental Health Australia forum, a new VMIAC survey and the RANZCP 2023 Congress.
CHECK-IN Farewell and Celebration Event
Join us to celebrate and reflect on how the CHECK-IN program supported a community of self-advocates.
Join the NDIS Consultative Committee
The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission invite NDIS participants and people from the community to participate in a Consultative Committee.
Paid Consultation: Co-design of a Consumer-Led Residential Service
Contribute your expertise in this co-design consultation for a consumer-led residential service. Workshops on 2 & 15 June.
VMIAC’S response to the Administrative Reviews Reform Issues Paper 2023
Read VMIAC's response to the Issues Paper published by the Attorney-General's Department regarding the Administrative Review Reform.
The MHS Scholarship Application 2023
VMIAC invites consumers to apply for a scholarship to attend The Mental Health Services of Australia and New Zealand’s (TheMHS) conference in person or online.
2023-2024 Budget Response
VMIAC as a member of the National Mental Health Consumer Alliance have collaborated in developing this response to the 2023 Commonwealth Budget announcements.
Senate Inquiry into ADHD
Make a submission to the Federal inquiry into the Barriers to consistent, timely and best practice assessment of ADHD and support services for people with ADHD.
Shape Compulsory Treatment
In May, VMIAC is conducting a consultation and survey with people with lived experience of being put on an assessment or treatment order, under the Mental Health Act 2014.
CEO UPDATE WITH CRAIG WALLACE | 28.04.2023
In this video, VMIAC’s CEO Craig Wallace shares updates about VMIAC’s Strategic Plan 2023-2026, our Consumer Register, the Royal Commission (including the Victorian Collaborative Centre) and the National Consumer Peak.
Shape VMIAC’s Strategic Plan 2023-2026
We want your expertise for VMIAC’s Strategic Plan 2023-2026 As a membership-based organisation, it is vital VMIAC members’ views, experiences and ideas inform VMIAC’s strategic direction. The Engagement team are planning activities to hear
Independent Review of Compulsory Treatment and Decision-Making Laws Consultation Paper
The consultation paper for the Independent Review into Compulsory treatment was released this Monday April 24 on the Engage Victoria website. VMIAC will be organising engagement activities to inform our
Your feedback on Safewards
To help our CEO Craig Wallace prepare for the upcoming Safewards Forum, we would love to hear from you if: The Safewards Forum will be taking place on Thursday May
CEO UPDATE WITH CRAIG WALLACE | 19.04.2023
In this video, VMIAC’s CEO Craig Wallace shares updates about the National Consumer Peak, including upcoming meetings in Canberra and the tender process. He also discusses upcoming opportunities for our
Self-Care in Consumer Consultations
Consultant and Advocate Sue Walker shares self-care practices for consumers participating in reform activities.
Ending seclusion and restraint in Victoria
Have your say about ending the use of seclusion and restraint in the Victorian public mental health system in April-May 2023. Content warning: this notice discusses being secluded or restrained
Communities of Practice Advisory Group
Lived and Living Experience Workforce Development Background The lived and living experience workforce (LLEW) is recognised within the mental health sector as a growing discipline. LLEW designated roles require lived
CEO UPDATE WITH CRAIG WALLACE | 05.04.2023
In this video, VMIAC’s CEO Craig Wallace shares updates about reforms from the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System, our advocacy and the establishment of the National Consumer Peak.
Call for Nominations: VMIAC Committee of Management
VMIAC is seeking nominations to fill three vacant positions on its Committee of Management. Nominations accepted until 21 Apr 2023.
CEO UPDATE WITH CRAIG WALLACE | 17.03.2023
Craig updates us on VMIAC’s continuing work to drive the establishment of the National Consumer Peak. Craig also speaks to the work underway to design a new four-year Strategic Plan
CEO UPDATE WITH CRAIG WALLACE | 07.03.2023
Craig updates us on his involvement in the Restrictive Interventions Committee and how VMIAC’s activism has influenced this space. He also discusses the review of the compulsory treatment criteria, opt
CEO Update with Craig Wallace | 17.02.2023
Craig updates us on VMIAC’s 2023 conference, our Reconciliation Action Plan, recent policy submissions and advocacy. He also discusses the Mental Health and Well Being Act and our response to
CEO Update with Craig Wallace | 03.02.2023
CEO Craig Wallace was at the Mental Health Equity and Access Forum in Canberra this week. He met with Minister Mark Butler and Assistant Minister Emma McBride in Canberra this
CEO Update with Craig Wallace | 20.01.2023
Craig welcomes everyone to 2023 and updates us on key achievements and work underway at VMIAC, including on the Better Access Program, and to progress Australia’s obligations under OPCAT. Read