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Victorian Aboriginal health organisations launch Yarning SafeNStrong crisis helpline – a national first

Posted on 12 June 2020

ACCOS continue innovative approach to supporting Aboriginal Communities during COVID-19

Victoria, 12 June 2020: Responding to calls from the Aboriginal Community, the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS) have partnered with the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) to launch a central ‘1800’ statewide social and emotional wellbeing helpline for Aboriginal Victorians. 

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Health precautions remain important after peaceful protest

Posted on 11 June 2020

HEALTH PRECAUTIONS REMAIN IMPORTANT AFTER PEACEFUL PROTEST

Reminder to self-isolate if you can and get tested if you are feeling unwell. 

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Victorian Government places Aboriginal mental health into safe Aboriginal hands

Posted by VACCHO Communications Team on 28 November 2019

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The Interim Report from the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System is welcomed by the Victorian Aboriginal community. Here is a report that finally reflects and recognises the challenges faced by the Aboriginal community and our tireless work to support and care for our community with at times very limited resources and infrastructure.

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VACCHO Applauds Transparency in Tanya Day Inquest

Posted by VACCHO Communications Team on 16 September 2019

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The Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation commends the integrity and transparency with which the coronial inquest into the appalling, tragic, and entirely avoidable death of Tanya Day, has been conducted.

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Aboriginal voices will speak truths about Victoria’s First Nations mental health crisis

Posted by VACCHO Communications Team on 15 July 2019

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The full extent of Victorian Aboriginal communities’ mental health crisis will come to light as the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System (the Royal Commission) commences an Aboriginal-specific public hearing this Tuesday.

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Voice + Treaty + Truth = Stronger Cultural Health & Wellbeing ‘Land is Life’

Posted by VACCHO Communications Team on 26 June 2019

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On the eve of 2019 NAIDOC week, the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) has publicly supported the move towards a Treaty process in Victoria. 

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