We are a Not for Profit organisation that has a broad member base of health professionals and women with a lived experience of mental illness united 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 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 safely, 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.
Women’s Mental Health Network Victoria is a charity that has worked for the promotion of women’s mental health and safety over the past 30 years. The Network has had many successes. Since late 2019 and throughout this year, we have been working steadily to form a strong and united Committee of Management to lead the […]Read More
This project explored and documented the experiences of gender-based violence occurring in mental health inpatient units to inform recommendations for how policy and practice can be improved to make these environments safe for women. The full research report and summary is available here:Read More
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR WOMENS MENTAL HEALTH INC is offering a complimentary Webinar ‘THE PRICE OF A PANDEMIC FOR WOMEN’S MENTAL HEALTH’ Friday 24th July 9pm-11pm Melbourne time. Chairperson – Prof. Florence Thibaut, President, International Association for Women’s Mental Health Talk: The Women Behind the Mask – Communicating in the Time of COVID 19 Talk by […]Read More
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