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Adherence to Mental Health Laws Policy Paper

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With exciting changes to The Act coming, what is equally important is the implementation and enforcement of mental health laws. Read our latest policy and position paper “Adherence to Mental Health Laws” via our website to find out more on VMIACs position. Click here to read!

Act on the Act Briefing #2

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With submissions to The White Paper on the Mental Health and Wellbeing Act being extended until the 1st of August, we are really excited to have a second opportunity to run a second Consumer Briefing hosted by Vrinda Edan. This is a chance for you to ask for help, support and advice as part of

Disability Royal Commission Support

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Want support to make submission to the Disability Royal Commission as a consumer of mental health services? Maybe you are in a rural or regional community, or maybe you need interpreter services. No matter who you are, we are here to help you have your voice heard. We have staff and resources here to help

Act on the Act Information

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Want to find out more about what we are doing to help you make your submission to the Mental Health and Wellbeing Act White Paper. Watch out latest video, to meet Robin, one of the VMIAC lived experience staff, here to help you. For Act on the Act resources click here!

VMIAC is very pleased to announce Craig Wallace as the new CEO of VMIAC

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VMIAC is very pleased to announce Craig Wallace as the new CEO of VMIAC. He will be starting work with us later in July. Craig has been a committed and determined advocate for consumer rights for years and has actually worked for and with VMIAC in the past as an advocate and project worker. To

White Paper Released

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The White Paper for the new Mental Health and Wellbeing Act has been released. Public consultations are only open till the 4th of July. To read the report or to make a submission click the link below.Click here!

CHECK-IN latest Program

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CHECK-IN is starting a new 8 week program this Thursday the 17th of June. Watch our latest video to meet Frankie, one of our amazing peer support workers who will be running to the program . Click here to register via Eventbrite!

Vaccine Webinar by DoH

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There are a lot of questions about vaccinations from mental health consumers. This webinar from the DoH should be a great start in answering some of those questions, and help people put their minds at ease as they make informed choices about their health. Click Here to Register!

Mental Health and COVID-19 Survey #3

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We hoped it wouldn’t come to this, but in light of the most recent wave of COVID-19 and ongoing lockdown, we have decided to reengage with you on this, the third in our Mental Health and COVID-19 Surveys. This survey will help us better understand the impact a year of on and off lockdowns has

NDIS Capacity Update

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Our NDIS appeals team are currently at 0 capacity due to a high number of calls and staffing changes. We are in the process of hiring new staff to address this shortfall, but for the time being, DSS have a great list of providers you can connect with. Click here!