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Victorian Mental Health Social Workers


Aroon Naidoo


To provide affordable training for mental health social workers especially working in AMHS & MHCSS. To contribute to discussion with AASW and DHHS. To disseminate reviews, articles and opinions by way of quarterly newsletter.

View AASW Vic VMHSW Practice Group Report 2018


The VMSHW Practice Group has a rich history dating back over 35 years, originally set up to give voice to political and industrial concerns and to provide a focus for action; to represent a mental health social work perspective within Mental Health Division and to enhance mental health social work identity more broadly and to provide education days.


Social workers who are eligible for AASW membership.

To join the VMHSW complete the form below and return to

VMHSW Membership Form

Expressions of interest

The Victorian Mental Health Practice Group (VMHSW) Convenor Aroon Naidoo is stepping down as convenor after six years in this voluntary role. A Practice Group cannot exist without a vibrant and commited leader and so we would love to hear from interested AASW members who can take up the mantle and continue the incredible work that this group has achieved over so many years.

To learn a bit more about the work and achievements of the VMHSW read the Convenor's Report December 2018.

To be a part of the VMHSW, or to find out more about the role of convenor, contact Aroon, Anneka or Rosanna at the AASW Victorian Branch.

VMHSW Submission to the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System

Please contact if you are interested on reading the submission made the Royal Commission by VMHSW in July 2019.

2019 Meetings

No meetings planned for 2019.

Past Events

VMHSW Conference, 'The Unique Contribution of Social Workers to Mental Health Practice', 10 October 2018

VMHSW Seminar 3: Prevention and management of eating disorders, 3 September 2018

VMHSW Seminar 2: Social Work on the inside, complex clients, systems and working towards positive change, 25 June 2018

VMHSW Seminar 1: Sexual and Gender Diversity Service delivery, 21 May 2018

Contact the Victorian Branch

Ravi Bodanam
Victorian Branch Services Coordinator
(Monday to Friday)

T: 03 9320 1000

Level 7, 14-20 Blackwood Street
North Melbourne

PO Box 2008
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Parkville Vic 3050

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