Upcoming events

17 Jun
Diversity, Trauma informed care

Topic: Trauma informed care in refugee pregnancy space Speaker: Dr. Elisha Riggs

08 Jul
Diversity, Families & carers

This workshop will assist participants to respond to the needs of all family members when a loved one is transitioning gender. When a family member...

15 Jul

Topic: Identification of current gaps in professional development opportunities for translators and interpreters in Australia Speaker: Dr Jim Hlavac...

Other learning opportunities


This online learning resource is designed to orient staff to cultural diversity and introduce program leaders and practitioners to key issues. 



Designed to assist mental health practitioners to focus on cultural aspects of mental health and well-being in assessment.
Divided into four sections...


Designed to promote, support and enhance mental health practitioners' work with interpreters, across a range of mental health settings.
Divided into...

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Integrated Trauma Recovery Service Model

Diversity | Trauma informed care | 2016

This document describes the specialist work done by the Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture (VFST, known as Foundation House). It describes the integrated nature of their approach to working with and for survivors of torture and other traumatic events who come from refugee backgrounds.

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VTMH Resources for mental health practitioners working with interpreters

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Victorian Transcultural Mental Health (VTMH) launched a new suite of resources to support mental health practitioners working with interpreters in October 2019. Resources include a poster, a booklet and the project report.

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Cultural Competence in Australia: A Guide

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This FECCA report explores the importance and benefits of developing culturally and linguistically diverse workforces and its link with organisational cultural competence, markers of organisational cultural competence and cultural competence training.

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The Right To Be Safe - Ensuring sexual safety in acute mental health inpatient units

Diversity | Trauma informed care |

This project report is informed by an analysis of complaints and also considers the findings of four MHCC investigations into sexual safety breaches, a comprehensive review of national and international literature, and wide-ranging stakeholder consultations.

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