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VMIAC is an organization for people who have had mental or emotional health problems. VMIAC is run by people who have had mental or emotional health problems. VMIAC believes that people with personal experience of mental health problems have a valuable role to play in the developments of mental health services. VMIAC is committed to active consumer participation at all levels of the mental health system.

In this Edition: 1. World Hearing Voices Conference: 2. Moreland City Council Sponsorships: 3. Mental Health Peer Workforce Online Survey: 4. Office for the community sector E Bulletin: 5. Legal Aid Brief Newsletter: 6. Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission E Bulletin: 7. MI Culture: 8. World Music Workshops: 9. Events and Activities - Songwriting Workshops in Heidelberg: 10. Professor Larry Davidson: The email is sent every week and contains items which may interest mental health consumers, carers and service providers and which otherwise they may not be able to access. Thank you for subscribing to this VMIAC email if you wish to unsubscribe please contact info@vmiac.org.au Bill Moon or Dominic Troughton Information Officer Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council Tel (03)9380 3900 http://www.vmiac.org.au/This message is intended for the addressee and may contain confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient, please delete this message and notify the sender. Views expressed are those of the document initiator/writer, and are not necessarily the views of the Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council.

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1/ World Hearing Voices Conference: An update on the World Hearing Voices Congress.

The conference people will be talking about for years to come....Join the conversation! PLEASE FORWARD TO YOUR NETWORKS

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Registrations OPEN NOW

Early Bird Discounts 1 June - 31 July 2013

Standard prices 1 Aug - 31 Oct

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Sponsorship Opportunities OPEN NOW

Read more and download our prospectus

Download Congress Brochure

Abstract Submissions OPEN NOW 14 May - 10 July 2013 Read more and submit online

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Coming from Overseas? Why not add a great Aussie holiday onto your trip to congress?

Between the miles of glorious beaches, stunning flora and fauna, great nightlife, and world famous fashion and wine regions, you'll have the trip of a lifetime!

Next newsletter we'll release a booklet about travelling to Australia, handy tips and loads of great things to do while you're here.

Venue Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf (right on the banks of the famous Yarra River)

Dates Wednesday - Friday 20 - 22 November 2013

Registration Fees Download fees here plus information about subsidies

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Professional Development Points? We are currenThis

November the world's most innovative mental health conference is coming to Melbourne, Australia.

Working together to build our understanding about hearing voices, unusual experiences and new ways of thinking about recovery.

Led by people with lived experience of hearing voices - but welcoming and inclusive of everyone... voice hearers, consumers, service users, mental health clinicians, community workers, carers and family, researchers and students.

Three days of new ideas, deeper understanding, collaborative conversations, innovative research and practice, and stories of hope and creativity.

Join the conversation!

Exciting new speakers joining the program The world's leaders in hearing voices recovery work are coming to congress. Our speaker line-up is getting more exciting by the day!

Our aim is to bring together a range of really diverse views about voices - from lived experience, from professional expertise, from the perspective of families and carers, from indigenous and multicultural views.

Just some of the extraordinary people joining us at congress include:

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International speakers Dr Rufus May (UK) | Will Hall (US) Rachel Waddingham (UK) | Arana Pearson (NZ) Debra Lampshire (NZ) | Ron Coleman (UK) Dr Lewis Mehl-Madrona (US) | Barbara Mainguy (US) Dr Dirk Corstens (NDL) | Karen Taylor (UK) Wiremu and Lesley NiaNia (NZ) | Dr Allister Bush (NZ)

Australian speakers Prof Alan Rosen | Dr Sarah Bendall Dr Sue Brann | A/Prof Flavie Waters David Denborough | Judith Drake | A/Professor Carol Harvey Indigo Daya

| Dr Simon McCarthy Jones

John Watkins | Dr Neil Thomas | Amanda Waegeli Janet Karagounis | Dr David Leonard Lyn Mahboub | Lindy Moffatt | Maggie Toko Fi Robinson | Prof Susan Rossell | Barb Shearer-Jones

From next issue we'll start profiling two speakers per newsletter. You can also read more on our congress website.

Abstracts OPEN NOW Limited spaces available

Do you have something to share at the World Hearing Voices Congress?

We want to hear from people with lived experience about your views on and experiences of voices and recovery. We want to hear from professional practitioners and researchers about innovative work with voices. We want to hear from families and carers, and community groups. We especially want to hear from collaborative groups of people working in new ways to make sense of and live with voices and other unusual experiences.

Presentation options range from 20mins to 60mins, and include panels/symposia, talks, debates and

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workshops. We are also interested in short creative presentations about voices of approximately 15 minutes in length.

We are inviting poster submissions as well - so if you have something to share that would work on a poster, please submit your ideas. Information sheet for new presenters click here Full abstract guidelines click here Full poster submission guidelines click here Submit abstract online here Submit poster online here

DON'T MISS OUT... CLOSING DATE 10 JULY

Registrations OPEN NOW We are offering special discounts until the end of July. Early Bird Fees 1 June - 31 July Standard Fees

1 August - 31 October

Late Fees

1 November - 19 November

Download registration fees.

Discounts are also available for: Concession Fee: For voice hearers/consumers/service users and carers/family with pension or government concession cards Reduced Fee: For full time students, and for voices hearers/consumers/service users and family/carers on a reduced or part-time income

Subsidies: We understand that it is difficult for many people on low incomes to afford registration fees - especially on top of travel and accommodation costs. In the near future we hope to be able to offer subsidies for people experiencing financial difficulty. Our congress project team is working hard to raise money for these subsidies, so stay tuned for more news.

DON'T MISS OUT on the early bird rate... Register online now

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Accommodation There is a huge range of accommodation in Melbourne, catering to all budgets. We have negotiated discounts and reserved rooms for congress delegates at:

The Pensione 3.5 star 0.2km walk from venue. Prices range from $120AUD per night. Single, double, twin and triple rooms available.

To book your reservation click here (please quote discount code PMIC13)

The Hilton 5 star Co-located with the congress venue. From $260AUD per night To book your reservation and get the discount click here

Another great option for those on a budget:

Melbourne Central YHA (Youth Hostels Australia) Prices range from $30AUD per night. To book your reservation please visit www3.yha.com.au

Want more options? For more accommodation choices you can also check out these accommodation booking sites: http://www.lastminute.com.au/ http://www.wotif.com/ This download includes a list of accommodation in Melbourne within walking distance of the congress venue.

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Keep up with congress news... Join our email list Did you receive this email via someone else? If so, why not join The World Hearing Voices Congress email list directly and get updates every 2 - 4 weeks? We respect your privacy and legislation relating to privacy and spam. We will not share your contact information with anyone else without your consent. Join the World Hearing Congress email list

Copyright Š 2013 Prahran Mission, All rights reserved. You are receiving this email because you joined our mailing list via email, at one of our training courses or events or via our website. Our mailing address is: Congress Project Team, Voices Vic, Prahran Mission, PO Box 68, Prahran, Victoria, 3141, AUSTRALIA Email: vvadmin@prahranmission.org.au

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2/ Moreland City Council Sponsorships: See below for an exciting opportunity for residents of the City of Moreland who are running a not for profit business or organisation with a social or environmental purpose (social enterprise). Moreland City Council as a part of its inclusive employment initiatives will sponsor two placements in the next Accelerator (4 month intensive) program with the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) in Melbourne. See below and attached for details. Please pass this on to your networks and friends. Regards, Carolyn Hughes / MetroAccess Officer Moreland City Council 90 Bell Street, Coburg Locked Bag 10 Moreland Vic 3058 Tel. 9240 2469 / Mob. 0404 031 243 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday)

Moreland City Council sponsorships available for SSE Accelerate Program - starting August 2013 Are you ready to take your social enterprise to the next level? Are you looking for that much needed boost to build networks and skills? If you are, why not be a part of the SSE Accelerate Program. Moreland City Council (MCC) as a part of its inclusive employment initiatives will sponsor two placements in the program for residents of the City of Moreland who are running a not for profit business or organisation with a social or environmental purpose (social enterprise).

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Who is eligible? To apply for an MCC sponsorship, in addition to being eligible and wishing to participate in the SSE Accelerator Program in Melbourne, you must be: 

A Moreland resident with a disability or

A Moreland resident of migrant or refugee status.

What does MCC Sponsorship cover? 

Cost of the Course

Transport costs to attend the course (12 program days in Melbourne) – to be organised between successful applicant and Moreland City Council.

Who will be selected, and how? Applicants will be assessed by on the basis of: 

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Having a social venture ready to launch or grow that can demonstrate at least 25% of the venture’s revenue will be derived from trading income. It can also be someone from an existing community organisation looking to start a social enterprise. Demonstrating passion, drive and commitment to the social venture – whether it is leading a new enterprise or innovating from within an established organisation (private/public/community). Having conducted thorough research on the venture and can demonstrate the need and market opportunity. Demonstrating a high level of personal effectiveness and ingenuity. Being available for all 12 program days in Melbourne. Being most likely to benefit from the program.

Providing the most direct benefit to the Moreland community.

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How to apply for an MCC sponsored placement Brochure and application form can be found on the below link. Please note on the form that you’re applying under the Moreland City Council sponsored placement. http://www.the-sse.org/schools/24/australia/142/the-accelerator-program

Applications close June 17 2013, if you have missed the deadline but would still like to apply please call SSE as soon as possible on 03 9016 5970 to discuss.

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Nalika Peiris Unit Manager Community Development and Social Policy| Moreland City Council| Ph 9240 2364|Mobile 0438 755 527|npeiris@moreland.vic.gov.au 90 Bell Street Locked Bag 10 Coburg Victoria 3058

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3/ Mental Health Peer Workforce Online Survey: Hi All The Mental health peer workforce online survey we mentioned is now open. If you are a PHAMS worker, peer support worker or a consumer consultant, please consider viewing and contributing to this survey. “The Mental Health Peer Workforce Survey is now available to complete at: http://www.hwaconnect.net.au/mhpw-survey/ “Health Workforce Australia (HWA) are currently undertaking a project looking into the peer workforce and how it is utilised throughout Australia. We have taken time to interview a number of services via site visits and telephone interviews in order to obtain information from peer workers currently in the role and their managers. “To support the site visits and telephone interviews, the project methodology includes the use of an online survey to gather information from peer workers who may have not been reached in the site visits or telephone interviews. We would greatly appreciate your assistance in circulating the link to the survey through your service or networks. “The survey is now open and will remain open until 30 June 2013. All responses will remain confidential at all times. “If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me by email or phone: lisa.greig@hwa.gov.au or 08 8409 4592.”

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4/ Office for the community sector E Bulletin:

View the latest e-Bulletin here: www.dpcd.vic.gov.au/communitydevelopment/community-sector/e-bulletin

Office for the Community Sector Department of Human Services 1 Spring Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000 T: 03 9658 4621| communitysector@dpcd.vic.gov.au www.dhs.vic.gov.au

Not For Profit Compliance Support Centre Getting it right.

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5/Legal Aid Brief Newsletter: Legal aid brief newsletter for the 5 June 2013 – Volume 34 can be accessed at this link: http://us5.campaign-archive1.com/?u=fc9379734b7d80ad2318154fd&id=0d3288523d&e=e9a18566fc

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6/ Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission E Bulletin:

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission E Bulletin can be located at:

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7/ MI Culture:

Thursdays 2-5pm from 13 June North Melbourne Town Hall 521 Queensberry St (cnr Errol St)

A creative, multi-artform project for people living with mental illness to explore their stories through arts making and performance. Workshops are led by experienced and inspiring storytellers and group facilitators. Tell your story and be part of a fantastic project that will enable our voices to be heard and seen. $5 per week, all materials supplied

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8/World Music Workshops:

World Music Workshops A wild ensemble of dancers, players and singers with and without disabilities exploring the music, dance and song of many cultures from around the world! Every body and every talent welcome! Bring your own instrument, voice, costume, dance style! Learn from Melbourne’s top artists across a wide cultural diversity from Pacific Islands, to the Middle East, Africa, India and beyond! Saturdays 10-12 North Melbourne Town Hall $10 per week STARTING SAT 8 JUNE We’d love to hear from you. REGISTER YOUR INTEREST NOW!!

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9/ Events and Activities - Songwriting Workshops in Heidelberg:

Mondays 1 - 4pm Scots Uniting Church Community Rooms 187 Burgundy St, Heidelberg Weekly songwriting and music workshops for people living with mental health challenges from Banyule, Heidelberg West and beyond. A fabulous creative and social environment for beginners to advanced songwriters. Learn how to write your own songs, play and sing them and record using an iPad. Then, be part of our regular Strumarama songwriters nights. Workshops led by well known musicians and mental health advocate Heidi Everett and Dan Flynn. $5 per week, all materials supplied. No experience needed, just a desire to sing and share your story. This is a great way to have a go at making real music! In partnership with, and supported by, NEAMI Heidelberg.

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10/ Professor Larry Davidson: (Please see atachments) Professor Larry Davidson is a Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine, where he serves as Director of the Program for Recovery and Community Health. He also serves as Senior Policy Advisor for the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Project Director for the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Recovery to Practice initiative, and is Co-Principal Investigator of an NIMH Center on Adherence and Self-Determination. Professor Davidson’s training, research, and policy interests focus on the interface of recovery in psychiatric and substance use disorders with membership in society. He has investigated the processes of recovery in psychosis, using peer support and other social engagement strategies in engaging people with co-occurring disorders and/or who are homeless into care, the development of qualitative and participatory research methods, the development and evaluation of innovative, community-based psychosocial interventions, and the promotion of collaborative relationships between people with behavioural health disorders and their healthcare providers. Much of his work has been oriented toward articulating a disability and civil rights perspective on psychiatric disorders, attempting to create an array of pathways into community life for people with psychiatric disabilities. Throughout his work, Professor Davidson and his colleagues have attempted to identify and redress social, political, and economic disparities as they relate to healthcare, opportunities for recovery, and the participation of persons with disabilities in the activities, and communities, of their choice. He is the author of Living Outside Mental Illness, A Practical Guide to Recovery-Oriented Practice, and The Roots of the Recovery Movement in Psychiatry. For further information contact Anthony Stratford at Mind Australia astratford@mindaustralia.org.au Time/Date:

5:30pm – 6:45pm Monday 1 July 2013

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The email is sent every week and contains items which may interest mental VMIAC email if you wish to unsubscribe please contact info@vmiac.org.au Bill Moon or Dominic Troughton Information Officer Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council Tel (03)9380 3900 http://www.vmiac.org.au/This message is intended for the addressee and may contain confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient, please delete this message and notify the sender. Views expressed are those of the document initiator/writer, and are not necessarily the views of the Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council.

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