The Centre for Mental Health Learning (CMHL) is the central agency for public mental health workforce development in Victoria.

Our vision is to be the centrepiece for mental health learning in Victoria; leading and driving innovation that strengthens and sustains a flexible, curious, knowledgeable and recovery-focused workforce.

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03 May
Mental health services in Australia (MHSA) provides a picture of the national response of the health and welfare service system to the mental health...
01 May
Abstracts are now open for the 9th Service Users Academia Symposium . Run annually since 2011, the symposium brings service users together with their...
29 Apr
Today the Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) launched a suite of new self-advocacy resources. Co-produced over 12 months, these resources were...

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Cultural Competence in Australia: A Guide

Diversity | 2019

This FECCA report explores the importance and benefits of developing culturally and linguistically diverse workforces and its link with organisational cultural competence, markers of organisational cultural competence and cultural competence training.

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Lived experience (peer) workforce supervision

Therapeutic theory & practice | 2019

In this video, Donna Matthews, Cate Bourke and DL Turnbull share some of their thoughts and experience about lived experience (peer) workforce supervision in clinical mental health services.

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DHHS Mental health performance reports

MH policy, systems & legislation | 2019

Area mental health services are monitored quarterly against a suite of performance indicators. The department prepares quarterly summary reports detailing performance results for mental health services.

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VMIAC Seclusion Report

Consumer perspective | MH policy, systems & legislation | 2019

VMIAC have released a "Seclusion report" which organises the publicly available data on seclusion rates by service over the last three years.

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