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Special Seminar with Dr Yusuf Sheikh Omar

The VTMH - Friday, May 06, 2016
On Monday 18th April, Dr Yusuf Omar presented a seminar at VTMH on Horn of Africa Muslim men and their experiences and understanding of mental health and how they utilized traditional as well as mainstream services. From his qualitative research involving young and elder participants, Dr Omar identified that immigration and settlement-linked stressors such as unemployment, racism, gende read more...

‘Our Voices’ project announced as finalist for the 2015 Victorian Public Healthcare Awards

The VTMH - Friday, November 06, 2015
It is with great pride that VTMH announces that the ‘Our Voices: Stories of carers from migrant and refugee backgrounds (http://www.vtmh.org.au/community-partnerships/our-voices)’ project, has been selected by an expert judging panel as a finalist for Victoria’s coveted public healthcare awards, the Victorian Public Healthcare Awards. The Victorian Public Heal read more...

Recapping the 2015 VTMH Seminar Series

The VTMH - Tuesday, October 27, 2015
After eight months of thought-provoking presentations, the 2015 VTMH Seminar Series has come to a close. VTMH is as always grateful to all the speakers who contributed to the 2015 Series, and generously gave their time and shared their experiences. This year, a wide variety of perspectives and topics were hosted. Sessions formats were rich and varied, including speakers, films, and a psyc read more...

VTMH submission to the Victorian 10 year mental health strategy

The VTMH - Thursday, October 01, 2015
Victorian Transcultural Mental Health has put forward a submission to the Department of Health and Human Services, in response to the Victorian 10 year Mental Health Strategy Plan Consultation process. To read the full VTMH submission, visit http://www.mentalhealthplan.vic.gov.au/application/files/5514/4237/5299/VTMH_10yearmhstrategy_150915.pdf (http://www.menta read more...

Diversity Conference Forum

The VTMH - Thursday, August 13, 2015
Are we there yet? Alfred & L.A.M.P.S Conference Explores Diversity Responsiveness in Mental Health Settings VTMH was invited to take part of the 2015 Alfred & L.A.M.P.S Diversity Conference - Are we there yet?, held on Wednesday 12th August 2015. The content and structure of the day was driven by an underlying need to know more about dimensions of diversity responsiveness in t read more...

Annual Forum: Working with Youth - Innovative Programs and Practices

The VTMH - Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Tasmanian Transcultural Mental Health, the Phoenix Centre and the Migrant Resource Centre - March 2015 Our Voices: stories from carers of migrant and refugee backgrounds Arefa, one of the carers from the film series and Silvana from VTMH shared some of their their experiences and motivations in making the film series and offered insights into some of the things learnt and gained via read more...

Migrating Minds Forum

The VTMH - Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Colourfest, in partnership with Victorian Transcultural Mental Health, was pleased to host Migrating Minds: a forum on mental health within CALD migrant communities at the State Library of Victoria (SLV) on 26th March 2015. With tickets sold out within minutes of each release, it's clear that a lot of people are ready to talk about mental health in immigrant communities read more...

Reflections from a Social Work Student Placement at VTMH

The VTMH - Wednesday, July 08, 2015
The following feedback was written by Bawi Phun Kul, Social Work student at Victoria University, following a 15 week placement with Victorian Transcultural Mental Health. Firstly, thank you Daryl and all for giving me the opportunity to do my placement here at VTMH. It has been a great experience to be here and I am very appreciative for this privilege. Honestly, I was feeling overwh read more...