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 to see that hard work pay off.
As a result we have comprised a list of select articles, interviews and features from the news highlighting VMIAC, and VMIAC CEO Maggie Toko, and our perspectives and insights into what we need to see for the future of Victoria’s mental health system.
Maggie spoke to Virginia Trioli on ABC Radio Melbourne prior to the Royal Commissions’ Final Reports release. You can find that interview here. Interview starts at 56 minutes and 45 seconds.
Maggie also made a quick cameo appearance in last nights 7pm ABC news report in regards to the Royal Commission. You can view that report here!
Besides the two page spread in The Age, The Age’s online publications also have written two articles referencing VMIAC and Maggie Toko.
The first article, on the reality of seclusion and restraint within the mental health system, can be found here!
The second article, on the government’s response to the Royal Commission, can be found here!