VTMH | GATHERING | Foundations of Cultural Responsiveness for Mental Health Practitioners Workshop | Thursday 6 April 2023 | 9.30am–3.30pm

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An introductory workshop introducing culturally safe and responsive practice, and an intersectional understanding of mental health. 

It will assist participants to apply human rights, cultural models of health and wellbeing, and participatory frameworks, to mental health practice.

The workshop is designed to stimulate the interest of participants around a range of issues in transcultural mental health. It will complement broader service development initiatives being undertaken by organisations within the current mental health and wellbeing reform environment.

The workshop utilises a variety of facilitation modes, grounded in a reflective practice approach. This will provide learners with the opportunity to explore the knowledge, skills and attitudes that support culturally safe, responsive, equitable and inclusive mental health care, across a variety of service settings and contexts.

Participation is open to a range of staff including program leaders and direct-care practitioners, working in mental health and wellbeing services across Victoria. This includes staff in clinical and community mental health services, as well as people working within mental health programs in community health and social services, such as community rehabilitation and recovery workers, lived experience workers, mental health nursing, social work, occupational therapy, psychiatry, and program leaders/project workers and others.
  • Where: Kathleen Symes Library - Multipurpose Room 1, 251 Faraday Street, Carlton
  • Cost: Free
  • Bookings: essential. Spaces are limited. Please register early to secure a place. Online via VTMH


Victorian Transcultural Mental Health (VTMH)
Address: St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, Level 1, Bolte Wing, 14 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Tel: (03) 9231 3300