Victorian Transcultural Mental Health – Community development in mental health practice

About the workshop
This workshop is designed to introduce mental health practitioners to community development principles and practices in mental health service delivery and recovery care.

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Discuss the role of community development in relation to diversity and mental health.
  • Discuss community development and its role in recovery-oriented mental health care.
  • Explore the role of community development in advancing the human rights of mental health consumers and carers, and issues of power.
  • Explore the relationship between community development work, and the roles of practitioners.
  • Discuss community development process and practice principles.
  • Explore the role of community development in creating service development strategies and approaches.
  • Reflect on ethical practice and challenges in community development work.

Pre-requisite learning:
This workshop builds on introductory-level training offered by Victorian Transcultural Mental Health (VTMH). Participants are asked to have either engaged in a VTMH introductory workshop within the last 3 years or alternatively view the free online training module, Orientation to Cultural Responsiveness, available via the VTMH website prior to attending this workshop.


We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people and other peoples of the Kulin nation as the traditional owners of the land on which our work in the community takes place. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

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