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Recapping the 2015 VTMH Seminar Series

VTMH Admin - 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 psychodrama-inspired session. 

VTMH would like to acknowledge the following people who made the event possible this year: 

Wholistic Mental Health Care for Older People’ -  Olga Yastrubetskaya, Annie Forrest Rosemary Kelleher, St Vincent’s Aged Care Service 

‘Opportunity and the Charter for disability’ - Kenton Miller, Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission Equal

‘Our Voices: Stories of carers from refugee and migrant backgrounds’ - Shehani DeSilva & Silvana Izzo, Victorian Transcultural Mental Health 

‘The pillars of good participation for the CALD communities, and life beyond the cocoon – What mental health staff need to know in order to address effectively CALD community clients and family  members’ - Evan Bichara, Victorian Transcultural Mental Health 

‘Welcoming the Other’: Psychodrama Psychotherapy in an Acute Inpatient Unit – Lorraine Michael, St Vincent’s Hospital 

‘Mental Health in Kiribati: From strength to strength’ - Marieke Van Regteren Altena, Australian Volunteer for International Development   

A special thank you also to Kate Fagnani, VTMH Administration and Events Coordinator, for supporting the running of the Seminar Series. 

VTMH coordinates monthly one hour contemporary seminars from March to October each year, to highlight current projects, research and activities in the field of transcultural mental health. Seminars are free and open to all people working in mental health related professions, and are held on the third Wednesday of each month.

The VTMH Seminar Series re opens in March 2016. Register with our mailing list to be notified as details of speakers and topics for 2016 become available.