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Partnering with North Western Melbourne Primary Healthcare Network

The VTMH - Wednesday, July 04, 2018
VTMH has been working closely with North Western Melbourne Primary Healthcare Network (NWMPHN) this year. VTMH is proud to be supporting The Network's aim to provide culturally responsive care for vulnerable and underserved populations in Victoria. NWMPHN is working to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of health services, and ensure they are accessible to all community membe read more...

Forum: ‘Vocation works!’ – Diverse voices on vocational rehabilitation

The VTMH - Tuesday, July 03, 2018
VTMH Forum Save the date! Victorian Transcultural Mental Health will hold a half day forum on Thursday, 11th October 2018 Michael Chamberlain Theatre, St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne A forum to discuss vocational rehabilitation from a range of perspectives. You will hear from people with lived experiences of mental health challenges, advocates, read more...

Cultural diversity & assessment – New online resource now available

The VTMH - Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Cultural diversity and assessment: a resource for mental health practitioners (http://www.vtmh-culturalassessmentformulation.online/) is now available. This new resource is designed to assist mental health practitioners to focus on cultural aspects of mental health and well-being in assessment. (http://www.vtmh-culturalassessmentformulation.online/)The resource is divided into fo read more...

Culturally responsive AOD practice

The VTMH - Monday, March 26, 2018
We've been working with VAADA, the peak body representing Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) services in Victoria, and led some sessions at their Inaugural Culturally and Linguistically Diverse AOD Forum on the 20th of February 2018, part of a population initiative of the North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network (PHN). VTMH's ongoing collaboration with North Western Melbourne P read more...

'Opening doors to spiritual experience' - Recapping the forum

The VTMH - Monday, October 02, 2017
On September the 6th, 60 people came together to explore practices to enrich recovery by engaging with the spiritual experiences of the consumers and carers whom we support. The forum for practitioners working with people experiencing mental health or emotional issues, including consumer and carer peer workers, was presented by Victorian Transcultural Mental Health read more...

Working with interpreters – New online resource

The VTMH - Wednesday, April 26, 2017
A new and free online learning resource, "Working with interpreters", is now available for practitioners working in a range of mental health settings. Start exploring the new resource today by visiting Learn Online (http://www.vtmh.org.au/education-and-training/learnonline). read more...

Mental Health Week training in Canberra

The VTMH - Friday, November 25, 2016
Shehani De Silva and Sue Drummond travelled to Canberra during Mental Health week to deliver training for a group of mental health practitioners and interpreters around working together in mental health settings. The training served the dual purpose of allowing mental health practitioners and interpreters to network and discuss strategies to improve working together, as well as receiving trai read more...

Balancing the Risks

The VTMH - Wednesday, July 13, 2016
VTMH held its first forum for 2016, on 23rd June, The Challenge of Balancing Risk in Mental Health: Legislation, Recovery and Cultural Diversity. Victoria’s rapidly changing service landscape presents many challenges for practitioners, the peer workforce and our diverse community. Practitioners are working with the new Mental Health Act, within restructur read more...