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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...

Announcing new training series

The VTMH - Wednesday, June 10, 2015
VTMH is pleased to announce that in response to requests from a number of services, we are presenting a series of applied knowledge and skills workshops. These full day and half day interactive workshops are designed to support practitioners looking to expand and implement diversity responsive mental health practice in their workplace. Watch this space for upcoming dates, and register with our read more...

Exploring Cultural Responsiveness: New online orientation resource

The VTMH - Tuesday, March 17, 2015
VTMH is pleased to be able to offer a new online introductory tool "Conversations in Cultural Responsiveness" to Victorian mental health services. In 2013 VTMH engaged the services of Rajiv Ramanathan from Practical Visionaries and commenced consultations with a number of mental health service providers to guide the content and presentation of a cultural diversity resource for mental heal read more...

Launch of Our Voices: Stories of carers from refugee and migrant backgrounds

The VTMH - Friday, November 28, 2014
These deeply insightful, courageous and poignant stories of carers from Migrant and Refugee backgrounds have been uniquely captured via the collaboration and support of many leading mental health, carer and multi-cultural organisations. Click here to read more about the project and to view the clips from the DVD. (/new/community-partnerships/ourvoicesblog) read more...