VTMH has a range of materials and ways to support mental health practitioners working with interpreters.
A suite of materials was developed in consultation with stakeholders as part of the Approaching working with interpreters in mental health settings Project, which was launched in October 2019.
A new series of Video resources
A new Tri-fold Booklet - Approaching work with interpreters: A supplementary resource for mental health professionals working with interpreters. Only available via the VTMH Approaching work with interpreters in mental health settings workshop, see below
A new Practice Tips Poster -9 Tips for an interpreted session. Download Poster
A Report capturing the process of creating the new materials - Approaching work with interpreters in mental health setting. Project report. Download Report
VTMH also offers a face-to-face advanced skills and knowledge workshop:
Approaching work with interpreters in mental health settings
*Participants will receive a hard copy of the Tri-Fold Booklet and Practice Tips Poster. The workshop also includes additional videos.
New dates released in 2020 - register to stay informed as details announced
Department of Health and Human Services. (2017). Language services policy. Retrieved February 12, 2019 from https://dhhs.vic.gov.au/publications/language-services-policy-and-guidelines
Mental Health Act 2014. Victoria. Australia.
Commonwealth of Australia. (2013). A national framework for recovery-oriented mental health services: Guide for practitioners and providers. Australia: Commonwealth of Australia. (ISBN: 978-74186-010-8).
Foundation House. (2012). Exploring Barriers and Facilitators to the Use of Qualified Interpreters in VPLL Health. Melbourne: Foundation House.
Leanza Y., Miklavcic A., Boivin, I., and Rosenberg E. (2013). Working with Interpreters. In L.J. Kirmayer, C. Rousseau, and J. Guzder (Eds), Cultural Consultation: Encountering the Other in Mental Health Care. New York, NY: Springer SBM. pg. 89-114.
State Government of Victoria. (2014). Using Interpreting Services: Victorian Government Guidelines on Policy and Procedures. Victoria: Government of Victoria.