This module introduces human rights from a consumer perspective. Learners will explore key rights concepts and issues for consumers, and how the foundation of human rights runs through all consumer roles. This module provides an overview of Victorian, Australian and international conventions and laws which protect and restrict human rights and the role of protections and oversight mechanisms and organisations. Learners will have opportunities to explore the application of human rights to their practice. This module is relevant to all consumer roles.

All our courses are interactive, based on adult learning principles and learner focussed. We believe that adults approach learning with a wealth of knowledge and experience to contribute. A combination of learning styles will be incorporated into the training including interactive, experiential and didactic. Our approach recognises the constant interweaving of theory and practice cultivating critical thinking and reflection, appreciating the contested nature of ideas and world views, and perspective taking through adopting ethical, human rights and social justice lenses.


  • Athena Consumer Consulting

Eligibility criteria

These are free events designed for the consumer workforce working in public mental health in Victoria (eg. consumer lived experience staff employed at Area Mental Health Services, Forensicare or mental health staff from RCH).
Consumer workers outside of public clinical services (MHCSSs, AOD, ACCHOs etc.) or other partner organisations may also attend.
Participants need to be working or have worked in the mental health sector whether as volunteers, on committees, or in salaried roles.

Categories: Developing and sustaining lived and living experience workforces (clearinghouse)
Disciplines: Lived Experience Workforce
Levels: Introductory
Lifespans: Adult

Thursday 16 February 2023
13:00 to 17:00
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Thursday 23 February 2023
13:00 to 17:00
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Provided by Centre for Mental Health Learning (CMHL)
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