Cultural Competency Implementation Framework

This document is designed to support mainstream mental health and suicide prevention services to better provide for LGBTI communities. The aim of the Framework is to ensure that these organisations are better able to recognise, understand and meet the specific needs of LGBTI people.

Culturally appropriate and inclusive services lead to better health outcomes and greater satisfaction with health care for members of LGBTI communities.

The Framework is designed to inform practice and policy in public, private and non-government organisations (NGOs). This includes mental health and suicide prevention services, drug and alcohol services, mainstream NGOs and community based organisations, outreach organisations and primary care.

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LGBTIQ+ Health Australia, (formerly the National LGBTI Health Alliance), is the national peak health organisation in Australia for organisations and individuals that provide health-related programs, services and research focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer people and other sexuality, gender and bodily diverse (LGBTIQ+) people and communities. Dropping the “+” from our name only occurs within digital formats that do not allow mathematical symbols, such as within our domain name, handles and hashtags.
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