Category Archives: Victoria

Consumer and Carer Guide to Advance Statements (VIC)

The consumer and carer guide to advance statements under the new Victorian Mental Health Act is now available on the Department of Health’s website. This information is for people who may be thinking of preparing an Advance Statement and for … Continue reading

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Resources shortage may force mental health treatment ‘wait’

Date: Wed 6 Aug 2014Source: ABC A care provider says it is likely some people seeking mental health treatment in central Victoria will be placed on a waiting list because it cannot meet the demand for help.Mind Australia is one … Continue reading

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Mind Currently Recruiting Volunteers

Mind are currently recruiting for volunteers on the mental health carer helpline and the training is coming up soon in July as well. Training will be held ( over 4 days) from 09.30-1.30 pm at the Hawthorn office. The dates for … Continue reading

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Mind Australia Mental Health Carer Services and Support

Mind Carer Counseling Services Support Groups Education Calendar  Carer Activities Term 3

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Vic-New Mental Health Complaints Commission

As of today the new Mental Health Complaints Commission comes into operation. The MHCC was established through Victoria’s new Mental Health Act 2014 to receive and resolve complaints about Victorian public mental health services. It is completely independent and separate … Continue reading

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Consumer and Carer Information sessions on MHCSS reform

VMIAC and Tandem in collaboration with regional DoH, centralized intake services and local providers where possible,  are conducting information sessions for consumers and carers on the transition arrangements of the MHCSS reform.  If you are supporting someone who may be … Continue reading

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MIF Vic Newsletter- Mi Voice

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MHCSS Reform – Carer Hotline

The Victorian Mental Health Carers Network (VMHCN) is pleased to announce the launch of a dedicated carer’s hotline to assist families and carers with information about the PDRSS reform and the transition process to the new system of Mental Health … Continue reading

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Mental health funding cuts spark fears of ‘social mess’

Date: May 19, 2014 Source: The AgeAuthor: Henrietta Cook and Richard Willingham At least 25 specialist mental health organisations helping the homeless, domestic violence victims and young people face an uncertain future after the Napthine government stripped them of funding.Community … Continue reading

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Confident Connected Carers- Free workshops for families and carers of NDIS participants

These interactive workshops for families and carers of NDIS participants delivered by the Association for Children with a Disability and Carers Victoria.Confident Connected CarersFree interactive workshops for families and carers of NDIS participants delivered by the Association for Children with … Continue reading

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