Welcome to the Learning Hub

About the Resources

We have free online learning resources for the mental health workforce covering a range of practice themes. The resources offer complete flexibility in learning; they can be completed in one session or over the course of a few days/weeks. Individual topics can be explored and returned to when needed. Each resource offers further reading and links to relevant materials.

How to use the Resources

  • Orientate to key concepts
  • Listen to consumer stories
  • Understand a range of perspectives
  • Hear from practitioners in the field
  • Apply reflective activities
  • Use in individual and team based settings
Orientation to Cultural Responsiveness

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Orientation to Cultural Responsiveness

This free, self-paced learning module introduces key concepts in culturally responsive mental health practice. The module provides information to support individual practitioners in work with consumers, carers, families, and communities, and can also support agencies to implement a diversity plan. Mental health service providers and a range of diversity organisations were consulted in design development of this resource. This resource contains prerequisite learning for some VTMH workshops. If you are participating in a workshop with VTMH with pre-requisite learning, please review this resource prior to attending.
Cultural-Diversity-and-Assessment

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Cultural Diversity & Assessment

This free, self-paced learning module supports mental health practitioners to consider cultural aspects of mental health and wellbeing when undertaking assessments. Concepts and tools are explored which help clarify the role culture plays for those with a lived experience of mental health, for practitioners, and within mental health systems. The module provides some assessment questions which have been adapted from the Cultural Formulation Interview (CFI), encourages reflection on cultural aspects of mental health, and provides useful links to other assessment information.
Working-with-interpreters

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Working with Interpreters

This free, self-paced learning module aims to provide an overview of the steps to consider when working with interpreters in mental health settings, as well as material which assists practitioners to reflect upon roles in interpreted encounters. Practice implementations are explored for the consumer, family, interpreter and practitioner.

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