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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.

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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!

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Our Training Programs for Consumers and Health Professionals

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.

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Advocacy

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.

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Commitment

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. 

 

Acknowledgement of Country

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.

Latest News & Articles

December 18, 2019

The Network joins the Women’s Mental Health Alliance

The Network join with key organisations to form a Women’s Mental Health Alliance

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August 23, 2019

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Report was provided to members at our AGM held 23 August.

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August 15, 2019

The Network collaborates with state-wide committee – delivering outcomes for safety

The Network collaborates with state-wide committee – delivering outcomes for safety

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August 10, 2019

State Government Advisory Groups Continue Their Important Work

The Network continues to support the work of the Department of Premier and Cabinet’s Diverse Communities and Intersectionality Working Group

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July 5, 2019

The Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System

The Network is proud of its continued work to provide voice for women through this submission.

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May 6, 2019

The Royal College of Australian and New Zealand Psychiatrists awards Network’s Life Member

Congratulations to Life Member of the Network, awarded the RANZCP Meritorious Award 2019!

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March 5, 2019

8th World Congress on Women’s Mental Health in Paris, France in March 

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 Network

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August 10, 2018

Chief Psychiatrist Guideline and Practice Resource: Family Violence

This guideline outlines the Chief Psychiatrist’s expectations of Victorian public mental health services regarding family violence.

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March 1, 2018

The Right To Be Safe Report

Mental Health Complaints Commissioner (MHCC) releases The right to be safe Report

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