Upcoming events

Richmond
19 Feb
Alcohol and other drugs, Consumer perspective

Jenny Valentish, journalist and author of the memoir Woman of Substances: A Journey into Addiction and Treatment, has created a three-hour workshop...

Melbourne
17 Mar
Consumer perspective, Service development, Educator and trainer resources

This event is a wonderful opportunity to network with like-minded social workers, engage in interactive keynotes, interactive Tree of Life workshop,...

North Melbourne
24 Apr
Alcohol and other drugs, Consumer perspective

This one day workshop is an introduction to dual diagnosis for the lived experience workforce. The program views AOD related issues through an...

Other learning opportunities

On request training

Practical ways for mental health workers to align everyday practice with the human rights principles that underpin supported decision-making...

Online

'Consumer participation' is a familiar phrase in mental health settings, incorporating several conceptual, ethical, political and practical challenges...

Online

Peer contributions to the field of mental health are made through direct support (both within and alongside traditional mental health services)...

Related resources

Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan, 2019: The consumer and carer perspective

Consumer perspective | Families & carers | 2019

The National Mental Health Commission has released a report outlining consumer and carer experiences of mental health care as part of the Commission’s role in independently monitoring and reporting on progress of the Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan.

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Strategy for the Consumer Mental Health Workforce in Victoria

Consumer perspective | Workplace wellbeing & practice support | 2019

This Strategy describes the required activity needed to adequately support and develop the consumer peer workforce and should be carried out in partnership and with leadership from consumer workers. Pdf version.

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Strategy for the Consumer Mental Health Workforce in Victoria

Consumer perspective | Workplace wellbeing & practice support | 2019

This Strategy describes the required activity needed to adequately support and develop the consumer peer workforce and should be carried out in partnership and with leadership from consumer workers. Word (accessible) version.

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VMIAC Seclusion Report

Consumer perspective | MH policy, systems & legislation | 2019

VMIAC have released a "Seclusion report" which organises the publicly available data on seclusion rates by service over the last three years.

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