This foundation workshop provides practitioners with a broad overview of key principles that inform culturally responsive mental health practice, and the role of culture in mental health service delivery. Participants will be encouraged to reflect on their own cultural values, beliefs and models in delivering recovery focused interventions, and explore the relationship between policy, human rights legislation, and the manner in which we provide respectful person-centred care.

This event will cover:

  • Practical skills for delivering diversity responsive mental health interventions, including working with interpreters.
  • Concepts including: Social determinants of health, cultural humility, cultural safety, diversity and intersectionality.
  • The importance of reflective practice in creating culturally safe spaces. Participants will be provided with some reading.
  • Key government policies and human rights legislation in relation to culturally responsive practice.

Eligibility criteria

Suitable for practitioners working in publicly funded mental health programs across Victoria, including staff in clinical (Area Mental Health Services) and community mental health services, as well as people working within mental health programs in community health and welfare services.

Categories: Diversity
Disciplines: Lived Experience Workforce, Medical, Nursing
Levels: Introductory
Lifespans: Youth, Adult

Wednesday 11 March 2020
09:15 to 16:00
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Specific location and venue confirmed by provider upon registration.

No cost. Morning tea and lunch provided.

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Provided by Victorian Transcultural Mental Health (VTMH)
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