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.
Cultural Competence in Australia: A GuideResource | 2019
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.
The Right To Be Safe - Ensuring sexual safety in acute mental health inpatient unitsResource | 2018
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.
Aust Standards of Care & Treatment Guidelines: For trans and gender diverse children and adolescentsResource | 2018
The Australian Standards of Care and Treatment Guidelines (ASOCTG) aim to maximise quality care provision to trans and gender diverse children and adolescents across Australia, whilst recognising the unique circumstances of providing such care to this population.
Aged Care Diversity FrameworkResource | 2017
The Diversity Framework seeks to embed diversity in the design and delivery of aged care; and support action to address perceived or actual barriers to consumers accessing safe, equitable and quality aged care, while enabling consumers and carers to be partners in this process.
GLHV - LGBTI Inclusive Practice Service accreditation (The Rainbow Tick)Resource | 2016
The Rainbow Tick consists of six standards against which services can be formally accredited to demonstrate LGBTI inclusive practice and service delivery. Services can include the six standards as part of their service accreditation or can apply to do a stand-alone assessment.
Heart and Soul Matters: A guide to providing spiritual care in mental health settingsResource | 2016
This guide, from Spiritual Health Victoria, is intended for staff working in services supporting people living with mental illness, their families and carers. It is designed to equip staff, carers and family members with information to engage in conversations that involve spiritual themes.
Championing Inclusion: A Guide to creating LGBTI inclusive organisationsResource | 2014
This resource provides a framework for organisations wishing to instigate a LGBTI Champions project across a diverse range of workplaces and groups, including mental health and suicide prevention services and organisations.
Going upstream A framework for promoting the mental health of LGBTI peopleResource | 2014
This document provides a framework that aims to specifically guide the development and implementation of strategies for the promotion of mental health and wellbeing and prevention of mental health problems in LGBTI Australians.
Working therapeutically with LGBTI clients: a practice wisdom resourceResource | 2014
This document is a collection of practice wisdom from the consulting room that compiles the professional experiences of those working with LGBTI people. It may be useful to psychologists, counsellors, psychotherapists, social workers, community workers or youth workers.