We are an independent body that brings together health professionals and women with a lived experience of mental illness in order to promote women’s mental health across Victoria. We provide training, support research and promote systemic change to policy and service delivery. We are entirely run by teams of dedicated volunteers.
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The Network is an independent organisation that advocates for gender informed policy, supports research in the area of women's mental health and offers high quality professional training to support health professionals and organisations to become more aware of issues that impact on women’s mental health and to provide services that are sensitive to women. The Network is comprised of members who come from diverse backgrounds including women consumers, carers, workers and any women who have an interest in women’s mental health.Lets Go
The Network is entirely run by volunteers and relies on your generous donations to continue the work we have been doing for over 30 years. We are currently seeking donations to support our work in three key areas of advocating for gender informed policy, supporting research and training. Your donation is very gratefully received; we thank you for supporting us in empowering women across Victoria. Donations over $2.00 are Tax Deductible!Donate Now
The Network provides varied training for individuals and services. Our training ranges from Consumer Advocacy Training in order to assist women with a lived experience to tell their story, to Gender Sensitive and Safe Practice for organisations.READ MORE
We advocate for gender sensitive and safe practice by promoting awareness of issues impacting on women’s mental health and working closely with policy makers, organisations and professionals to bring about changes in the delivery and structure of mental health services to ensure Best Practices are upheld.
We have been active for more than 30 years and are recognised as the primary voice in Victoria for women who experience mental illness. Our many achievements in this time are noted in our publication ‘Women’s Safety Matters: A Footprint of 30 Years and Beyond’. In 2019, we gathered together a new Committee of Management to lead us into an exciting period of growth and development, refining our approach to supporting women and broadening our scope.
Women’s Mental Health Network Victoria respectfully acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as Australia’s First People and Traditional Custodians. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.
The Network join with key organisations to form a Women’s Mental Health AllianceRead More
The Annual General Report was provided to members at our AGM held 23 August.Read More
The Network collaborates with state-wide committee – delivering outcomes for safetyRead More
The Network continues to support the work of the Department of Premier and Cabinet’s Diverse Communities and Intersectionality Working GroupRead More
The Network is proud of its continued work to provide voice for women through this submission.Read More
Congratulations to Life Member of the Network, awarded the RANZCP Meritorious Award 2019!Read More
Gender equality, well-being and vulnerability were the main themes of the 8th Congress on Women’s Mental Health in Paris 2019, attended by members of the NetworkRead More
This guideline outlines the Chief Psychiatrist’s expectations of Victorian public mental health services regarding family violence.Read More
Mental Health Complaints Commissioner (MHCC) releases The right to be safe ReportRead More