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The research explores the use of animal assisted interventions (AAI’s) to support young people at Frontyard Youth Services. Animal assisted interventions (AAI’s) are an emerging therapeutic practice that use animals to support people with emotional distress, social relationships and coping skills. Frontyard trialled the use of therapy dogs to reduce the stress and anxiety experienced by young people situated in the waiting area, provide an opportunity for positive social interaction among young people, and increase young people’s engagement in integrated services based at Frontyard.
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Mental health impacts many of our clients’ lives and underpins much of our work. This submission draws from the stories and observations of MCM’s diverse client groups and staff to highlight the inequitable barriers that many MCM clients face in accessing mental health supports. Future reforms to Victoria’s mental health system should consider the needs of people with the most complex mental health issues, particularly as they intersect with experiences of homelessness, disability, Alcohol and other Drug (AOD) issues, and structural and societal barriers including poverty, social exclusion and discrimination.
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Melbourne City Mission is in the process of developing our second INNOVATE RAP (Reconciliation Action Plan). Whilst we develop our new RAP, we've extended our 2016 Innovate RAP through to July 2019. We have amended this document (in January 2019) to reflect changes in staffing and our new Brand. Otherwise, it remains the original Plan as launched in 2016.
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MCM's Annual Report for 2018.
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The Annual Financial Statement for MCM for 2018.