This seminar will feature three expert speakers discussing their findings from their submissions to the Royal Commission into Mental Health. It will open a rich discussion into the importance of using an intersectional framework to approach wellness across communities.
This seminar is useful for professionals working in the community services, policy or health sector.
About the speakers
- Sandy Jeffs and Robyn Minty from the Women’s Mental Health Network Victoria
Sandy and Robyn will discuss the WMHNV findings that have consistently emphasised intersectional disadvantage, focusing on issues such as inpatient safety, rural/regional access, homelessness, ageing, stigma, cultural need, family violence and trauma history.
- Silvana Izzo from Transcultural Mental Health
Silvana’s work focuses on the impact of structural discrimination, racism, implicit bias and colonising practices on mental health.
- Dr Nilmini Fernando from WIRE Women’s Information
Nilmini will discuss how gender, money and mental health intersect in the context of family violence.
WIRE Women’s information is accessible to wheelchair users and those with other mobility challenges. If you have any other access requirements please contact us and we will make adjustments as best we can.
For any further information please contact our Walk-in Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org or (03) 8326 7100