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Our Vision

Working together to innovate in mental health care, to support the well-being of all Victorians, because diversity matters.

VTMH values


  • human rights by actively respecting and protecting these rights and fostering an inclusive human rights culture in Victoria
  • equity by working with partners to develop strategies that facilitate equitable access to opportunities and community resources by all Victorians 
  • inclusiveness by supporting diversity and the right of all Victorians to participate in community life
  • diversity by promoting the means to develop understanding of, and respect for cultural beliefs, commitments and practices
  • acceptance by promoting engagement across cultures and encounters with different values and beliefs
  • flexibility by encouraging effective and innovative responses to diverse needs.

We aim to

  • assist in the development and implementation of policies related to improving culturally responsive  mental health service systems
  • promote and enable the delivery of culturally responsive services
  • assist in developing a culturally responsive mental health workforce
  • facilitate the participation of consumers and carers from culturally diverse backgrounds
  • engage culturally diverse communities in improving mental health service delivery
  • contribute evidence and experience through high quality mental health research and evaluation.